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Woman's Work for Woman. 



PUBLISHED MONTHLY 

BY THE 

WOMEN'S FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETIES 
OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



VOLUME XV. — \ 900. 



PRESBYTERIAN BUILDING, 156 FIFTH AVENUE, 

NEW YORK. 



Woman's Work for Woman. 

Vol. XV. JUNE, 1900. No. 6. 



Our loved friend and associate, Mrs. 
H. H. Fry, went home to God on the 
morning of May 7. A long illness from 
grippe was followed by pneumonia, 
from which she was too spent to rally. 
Mrs. Fry came to the Mission Rooms 
from Chicago nearly fifteen years ago, 
and for most of that period served as Sec- 
retary between the Assembly's Board and 
the Women's Boards. Through all the 
intricacies of such a position she moved 
on her even way, serene and wise, and 
home workers and missionaries all re- 
member her with affection. Especially 
in the circle at the Rooms will her 
gentle presence long be missed. 

Just as the letter is received from 
Korea giving particulars of Mr. Gifford's 
death, a cablegram announces that Mrs. 
Gifford has thus quickly followed her 
husband. It was agreed by all her as- 
sociates, and by such travelers as Mrs. 
Bishop, that Mrs. Gifford was one of the 
most valuable missionaries in the coun- 
try. She went out as Miss Hayden and 
acquired the Korean tongue finely be- 
fore her marriage. She was on the 
language committee of the mission and 
was a tireless, unostentatious, effective 
worker among the women. Who takes 
up her mantle ? 

It seems that Mr. Gifford started on a 
country trip from Seoul, March 20, and 
the fact of his death on April 10, prob- 
ably from heart failure, was communi- 
cated by his traveling companion, helper 
Kim. Mr. Moore and Dr. Sharrocks 
went at once to bring home the body, and 
had not returned when Dr. Eva Field 
wrote. While Mrs. Gifford was " won- 
derfully sustained " the doctor feared a 
relapse, her physical condition having 
been low for some months. 

The Board of Foreign Missions 
rounds the year with a surplus of $25,- 
000, of which 814,000 has already been 
appropriated for necessary and" post- 
poned buildings. 

The committee having Woman's 



Work for Woman in charge turned 
$1,500 cash into the treasury of the 
Board, before its books were closed. The 
same sum was given last year, and the 
total funds contributed to work on the 
field, from the surplus earnings of this 
magazine, now amount to above six 
thousand dollars. So take courage, Sec- 
retaries of Literature, your work tells 
around the world. 

A complete file of Woman's Work, 
1886-1899, has been sent to the Paris 
Exposition by request of a commit- 
tee in Amsterdam, Holland, who volun- 
teered to bind and place the volumes. 

Hon. Benjamin Harrison, in his great 
speech at the opening of the Ecumenical 
Conference, said: " Nations have com- 
bined to suppress slavery ; is it too much 
to ask that they shall combine to pre- 
vent sending liquors among races that 
are like children ?" This sentiment was 
repeatedly echoed, especially at a called 
meeting to discuss the subject. If the 
Committee appointed succeeds in rous- 
ing Congress to right action in this mat- 
ter, it will be one of the noblest triumphs 
of the Conference. 

" The next time anybody says New 
York is inhospitable," remarked Dr. 
Arthur Brown, Chairman of Hospital- 
ity Committee, " I have some words for 
him. I had to write to forty host- 
esses in one day that I had no guests 
for them. Over six hundred were free- 
ly entertained through Conference, and 
many more could have been." 

Remarkable are the inventions of 
the human mind. Somebody asks if it 
didn't cost a quarter million dollars " to 
bring all those missionaries to Confer- 
ence." We know of none who came 
from the field expressly to attend the 
Ecumenical Conference. Those who 
were in this country on furlough, some 
of them, perhaps, having antedated 
their furlough for the purpose, came at 
their own railroad charges and were 



EDITORIAL NOTES. 



[June, 



entertained in New York. Without 
them the Conference would have been 
" Hamlet with Hamlet left out." 

The Mexico Mission has located Mrs. 
C. D. Campbell (with her two children) 
at Sombrerete in the State of Zacatecas 
where, single-handed, she is bravely 
taking up the work which she so fully 
shared with her lamented husband in 
the mountains of Michoacan. There 
has been a small company of poorly 
instructed Christians at Sombrerete for 
twenty years. Nineteen members on the 
church roll represent eight families. 
The Sunday-school superintendent is 
struggling to overcome the drink habit. 
He was one of the leaders in a mob 
which attempted to murder Rev. T. F. 
Wallace some years ago. 

Spanish priests from the Philippines 
are arriving at San Paulo, Brazil, in 
large numbers, and in groups of three 
or four proceeding inland to catechize the 
Indians. The Church of Rome remem- 
bers the aborigines of Brazil, though we 
do not. 

Bkazilians celebrated with festivi- 
ties the four-hundredth anniversity of 
the discover}' of their countr j, May 3-G . 
A bronze statue of the Portuguese com- 
mander who was driven upon the coast 
in 1500, and named it "Land of the 
Holy Cross," was unveiled at Bahia. 

Religious festivals are prohibited in 
Colombia in time of war, accordingly 
there has been a dearth of them of late. 

While agents from Russia have been 
doing their best to capture the Nestorian 
Church, twenty-two families last winter 
boldly broke away and took their stand 
as Protestants, in a mountain village 
where preaching has been maintained. 

Station prayer-meeting in Canton, 
China, had a sensation. Mr. Beattie ap- 
peared with the phonograph which he 
took out from America, moved the 
switch, and lo ! the missionaries hear 
themselves addressed viva voce by their 
own Secretary, Dr. Ellinwood. Mr. 
Beattie has been chuckling over this 
surprise for nearly a year. 

See how well the Mexico Mission has 
remembered the churches this month. 



June 14-21 comes off the third con- 
ference for missionaries under appoint- 
ment. About forty are expected. 

Could one have believed that any 
women would undertake to address Con- 
ference with a veil over their faces ? 

The Report of Conference, in two vol- 
umes, will be ready early in the fall. 
The funds raised were sufficient to allow 
a reduction to advance subscribers from 
$2, the original price, to $1. Send jxrar 
money to: Ecumenical Missionary 
Conference, 156 Fifth Avenue, New 
York. 

While chairmen throughout the ses- 
sions of "the Ecumenical" were all 
picked men, Dr. Edward Judson pre- 
sided with a special charm. Instead of 
reading the Scriptures he recited Psalm 
12G, and, releasing over-worked hymns 
like "The morning fight is breaking," 
gave out ' ' The Son of God goes forth 
to war " and ' ' Fling out the banner, let 
it float, " which lent wings to the meeting. 

Just heard of it — how a big fruit cake 
sent to Africa by ladies of Carthage, 
Mo., as a Christmas present to Rev. F. 
G. Knauer, served a good turn at his 
wedding reception, along with pineapple 
sherbet and home-made confectionery. 

Upon the death of Mr. Gault at Ba- 
tanga, Mrs. Addie Halle Knauer took 
charge of the station bookkeeping. 

The health of Mrs. Axtell, of the last 
reinforcement for Africa, already com- 
pels the return of herself and Dr. Axtell. 
We hope it may prove in their case, as 
with many others, that " Those who rim 
away, Live to fight another day. " 

The curious range which a religious 
vow may take in Syria is suggested by 
a Zahleh incident. Rev. Wm. Jessup 
tells of a neighbor of his, a Catholic wo- 
man, who for some unknown reason 
vowed an offering, of a certain value, 
to every church in Zahleh without dis- 
tinction of sect. When she had paid 
her vow in candles and incense to the 
other churches, she was puzzled to know 
what to do for the Protestant church 
and ended by giving money, which was 
expended in pulpit chairs. 



1900.] _ 145 

Our Missionaries in Roman Catholic Countries, 



MEXICO. 

Miss Clara Browning, City of Mexico. 

Miss Marv McDermld. 

Mrs. C. C*. Millar. " " 

Mrs. W. E. Yanderbilt. ' 

Mrs. C. D. Campbell, Sonibrerete, 

Zacatecas. 

Mrs. C. S. Williams, San Luis Potosi. 
Miss Johnson. Apartado 91, Saltillo. 
Mrs. Wm. Wallace. " 86, " 
Miss Jennie Wheeler, " 91, " 
Mrs. Geo. Johnson. Chilpancingo, 

Guerrero. 
Mrs. W. H. semple. Chilpancingo, 

Guerrero. 

Mrs. Isaac Boyce, Jalapa, Via Laredo. 
GUATE3IALA. 

Mrs. E. M. Haymaker, Guatemala City. 
Mrs. W. F. Gates, Quezaltenango. 



AND POST OFFICE ADDRESSES. 
BRAZIL. 

Miss Clara Hough, Bahia. 
Mrs. C. E. Bixler, Larangeiras, Sergipe. 
Mrs. W. E. Finley, Aracaju, " 
Miss E. R. Williamson, " " 
Mrs. G. W. Chamberlain, 

Feira de Sta. Anna, Bahia. 
*Mrs. J. B. Kolb, San Paulo. 

*Miss Lenington, Caixal4, " " 
Miss Scott, " " " " 

Miss Dascomb, Curitvba, Parana. 

Miss Ella Kuhl. " " 

Mrs. G. L. Bickeretaph, Castro, " 
Mrs. R. F. Lenington, Florianopolis, 

Catharina. 
Mrs. G. A. Waddell, Florianopolis, 

Catharina. 

CHILI. 

Mrs. Jas. F. Garvin, Valparaiso. 



*Mrs. W. E. Browning, Santiago. 
Mrs. Edson A. Lowe, Casilla 811, " 
Mrs. Win. Boomer, Casilla 132, Chilian. 
Mrs. C. M. Spining. Casilla 115, Talea. 
Mrs. W. L. Schmalhorst, Copiapo. 

COLOMBIA. 

Mrs. T. n. Candor, Bogota. 
Mrs. A. R. Miles, 

Mrs. M. W. Graham, " 
Miss Jessie Scott, " 
Miss Esther W. Buxton, Barranquilla. 
Miss Martha B. Hunter, 
Mrs. Walter S. Lee, 
Mrs. Alexander Sharp, 
Miss Celia J. Riley, Medellm. 
Mrs. J. G. Touzeau, " 

VENEZUELA. 

Mrs. T. S. Pond, Apartado 42fi, Caracas. 



In this country: *Miss Minnie Baxter, Los Angeles, Cal.: Mrs. J. M. Kyle, Xenia, Ohio; Mrs. Geo. A. Landes, 
Wooster, Ohio ; Mrs. E. H. Ladd, 44 Perry St., New York. * Not in formal connection with Women's Boards. 



Churches of Presbyterian Missions 30 

Communicants in Mexico 4,398 

Communicants in South and Central America 2,855 

Added during the year 900 



How they Celebrate 

They have a unique way of celebrat- 
ing birthdays here. Miss McDermid 
and I have both endured the ordeal. 
We must be blind to all the mysteries 
which seem to fill the air for days be- 
forehand, until at about 3 o'clock on the 
morning of the fiesta we are suddenly 
aroused by singing. If sound asleep it 
seems at first to be miles off, but with 
returning consciousness comes nearer, 
until we recognize the voices of our own 
girls. I never have heard music sound 
sweeter. These songs are peculiar to 
Southern Mexico. The music is wierd, 
usually in a minor key, and the words 
are quaint and pretty. 

Peeping out at our minstrels by the 
light of our flickering candle we see a 
group of dusky figures wrapped to the 
mouth in red blankets. 

The girls sing two or three songs at 
each door and if we have a guest she 
also is favored. While we applaud, we 
hear a scurrying of feet and the whis- 
pers die away as we drop off to sleep 
again. Not so the girls. Their day has 
begun and when Ave go downstairs to 
breakfast the results of their morning's 
labor appear. As soon as the queen of 
the day opens her door, a group of girls 
begin a salute. Guitar, mouth-organ, 
tambourine, bells and tin pans have all 



Birthdays in Mexico* 

taken part in this chorus, while one girl 
plays a march on the organ in the stair- 
way and the porter sends off rockets ac- 
companied by cheers and laughter. En- 
tering the library, we are showered with 
rose leaves ingeniously suspended in a 
towel at the top of the door. The same 
greeting is repeated at the dining-room 
door and the floor is strewn with roses. 
Each chair has the back concealed in a 
high arch of beautiful flowers which 
make a frame for the person seated. 
The room is festooned with tissue paper 
chains and flowers and devices of which 
we at home would neA^er dream. There 
are usually some gifts on the table — 
from servants or teachers — always on a 
tray, wrapped in tissue paper and ac- 
companied by a large card. 

Again the girls sing as we take break- 
fast and for once we allow them to stand 
at the door and look at us to their childish 
hearts' content. Breakfasting in such 
publicity is not the easiest thing in the 
world, but it is a part of the celebration. 

The patio is always decorated for 
birthdaj's, and on the last occasion pre- 
sented a most astonishing appearance, 
for every plant in it had suddenly blos- 
somed with green, blue, yellow or red 
paper roses of remarkable size. My 
beautiful begonia leaves are punctured 



140 PROGRESS IN LITTLE GUATEMALA MISSION. [June, 



with their wire stems — each leaf bearing 
several roses, but I never have had the 
heart to forbid the miracle. Doors are 
arched with cane stalks or willow 
branches, which are also decorated with 
flowers, both natural and artificial. 

After a tour of inspection and approv- 
al, we are left in peace until the after- 
noon or evening performance. Then as- 
semble the families of Mexican pastors 



tion and other speeches are of the most 
flowery character. No American woman 
would recognize herself in the person 
described, and only the Spanish lan- 
guage is equal to the description. Music 
and recitations fill out a programme, at 
the end of which some light refreshment 
is served. After so much formality and 
continuous smiling, we are glad when 
we can creep away into our own quiet 




PICTURESQUE MEXICO. Even on wash day. 



and friends of the pupils. The enter- 
tainment varies, but one feature is al- 
ways the same, the crowning of the 
possessor of the birthday. The crown is 
closely woven of fine flowers and is 
really a beautiful thing. The presenta- 



rooms and allow the tired muscles of our 
faces to relax. Such is the celebration 
when we insist upon its being only a 
' ' little " one ; what the girls would do if 
given full sway one can only imagine. 

Clara B. B rotating. 



Progress in Little Guatemala Mission* 

[The writer, the mother of Mrs. Gates, is an honorary missionary. — Ed. J 



Three years ago when I understood 
just a little of this language and peo- 
ple, I became very restless under what 
I considered the slow growth of the 
mission. I saw here an organized 
church of less than fifty members, and 
I felt that we must have a revival to 
bring in more members. I had been 
accustomed to work in my own church 
at home, where a large membership 
and yearly ingathering was proof of 
success; I read, also, of large ingather- 



ings on other mission fields and won- 
dered why this blessing was withheld 
from us. Since then I have been ob- 
serving more and learning more of the 
conditions in " Guatemala, and have 
decided that this blessing is coming to 
us although in different form from 
what I had asked. 

Our work is not confined to a small 
portion of the city of Guatemala. Our 
field is this Republic. Before the mis- 
sion was organized, the light of the 



1900.] 



.4 PROTESTANT WEDDING IN COLOMBIA. 



147 



gospel had not penetrated the darkness, 
but now we can see its gleams in towns 
and villages all over the Republic. The 
light has gone forth from this center. 
Report after report has come to us of 
those who have gone out from us, car- 
rying the gospel in their hearts and 
reading and teaching the Word as God 
gives them opportunity, very feiv of 
them being actual church members. 
Every now and then one of this num- 
ber comes, or sends, asking for Bibles 
and tracts and saying, "When a few 
more become interested, please send us 
a preacher." 

God is giving us the preacher. We 
have one man in San Agustin, where 
we have an organized church, whose 
whole heart and life is in the work of 
Christ. Three promising young men 
here at the capital, who are support- 
ing themselves, are studying in the 
meantime preparing for the ministry. 
Others in the employ of the American 
and British Bible Societies are not only 
selling but teaching and preaching the 
Word, and still others go out every 
Sabbath to villages near b}', telling the 
story of the cross wherever they find 
one or two who will listen. 

The Bible is a new book to these peo- 
ple, and it is wonderful how they drink 
it in, and what clear ideas they have 



of its meaning. In studying with them, 
I ofttimes find that I must be the 
taught instead of the teacher. 

While we have been asking small 
blessings God has given us great ones. 
Church members all suffer more or 
less persecution; it is beautiful to see 
their devotion to their church. The 
great care which we need to exercise in 
reception of members and our custom 
of proving them for six months before 
full membership is a safeguard against 
deception. One can be of the Roman 
Catholic Church in Guatemala and in- 
dulge in as many vices as he chooses 
without dishonor, but the Protestant 
Church requires a man to be the law- 
ful husband of one woman, to refrain 
from gambling, drunkenness and kin- 
dred vices, and give evidence of faith 
in Christ. Following this rule we sel- 
dom need to withdraw the hand of fel- 
lowship from a member. 

Our greatest need in the way of 
facilities is a small printing press that 
we may print a sheet, weekl}' or month- 
ly, in order to present a living Chris- 
tianit}' and to offset the constant 
teaching of heathenism by priests and 
press. We have five printers in our 
church who would gladly do the work 
freely. This important branch of mis- 
sion work is entirely undeveloped here. 

Melissa Fitch. 



A Protestant Wedding in Colombia* 

[Compare with account of a wedding in Mexico, Woman's Work, March, p. 73.] 



The parties were both Colombians. 
The bridegroom, a young tailor, Abe- 
lardo Roa, is a member of the church in 
Medellin. He is one of the most faith- 
ful that Mr. Touzeau has gathered there. 
The bride. Maria Rodriguez, is an or- 
phan who became a member of our 
church in Bogota last year. They had 
to be married by civil law, first. Owing 
to various delays, two months passed 
from the time of presenting the memo- 
rial to the judge until the ceremony was 
performed. At the last moment, as the 
guests assembled in the parlor of the 
girls' school, it was found that the name 
of the bride had been changed in one of 
the documents to Maria Ruiz, and the 
judge claimed that the error would in- 
validate proceedings. The perspiring 



bridegroom, who was really desperate, 
succeeded in convincing the judge that 
the error was the work of the clerk of 
the court and would be corrected. Af- 
ter another hour of marshaling wit- 
nesses, the judge married them, reading 
the provisions of the law, Avhich confer 
all the privileges on the husband and 
all the duties on the wife. 

Then followed the religious ceremony, 
in which Mr. Candor was assisted bv 
Mr. Miles and Mr. Graham. Mrs. Can- 
dor served a light lunch. The bride- 
groom then rose and thanked the friends 
present for all their kindness and would 
have made the speech of his life if he 
had not been too nervous. He was fol- 
lowed by a lawyer who is editor of one 
of the Liberal papers, who congratulated 



148 



.4 RELIGIOUS CEREMONY IN MEXICO. 



[June, 



the young artisan upon his choice of a and their sympatlrv with the laboring 
helpmeet and upon having such friends classes. The speeches concluded the 
among the foreigners to aid him in four hours we had spent in awaiting and 
founding a Christian home. He com- Avitnessing the event, and we returned 
plimented the missionaries upon their home happy that another Protestant 
devotion to the principles of the gospel family was included in our numbers. 

Nellie Graham. 

A Religious Ceremony in the City of Mexico* 



A Mexican newspaper has come to 
hand in which several columns are de- 
voted to the elaborate ceremonies at- 
tending the recent reception of Miss 
Marie Heimke into the Roman Catholic 
Church. This young girl, who is daugh- 
ter of the Second Secretary to the U.S. 
Embassy to Mexico, began by abjuring 
her Protestant training, as follows : 

"I, Marie Heimke, having before my eyes 
the holy gospels which I touch with my hand, 
and knowing that no one can be saved with- 
out that faith which the holy catholic, apos- 
tolic, Roman Church holds, believes and 
teaches, against which I grieve that I have 
greatly erred inasmuch as I have held and 
believed doctrines opposed to her teaching, I 
now with grief and contrition for past errors 
profess: I believe . . . the veneration of the 
saints and their images . . . Holy Scriptures, 
which we must interpret and understand only 
in the sense which our holy mother the Catho- 
lic Church has held and does hold," . . . etc. 

Descriptions of ecclesiastical robes 
and decorations alternate with such con- 
fession and with solemn vows : 

' ' His excellency wore a rich lace rochet, a 
zuchetto of purple satin, a pectoral cross 
studded with gems, a pastoral ring formed of 
an immense emerald surrounded with dia- 
monds," etc., etc. 

After " saluting," etc., etc., the arch- 
bishop " divested himself " of these to- 
kens of the shepherd of his flock, to as 1 
sume other equally impressive adorn- 
ments — an "alb, backed with scarlet 
silk, a cope . . . and plain mitre of 
cloth of gold." 

Miss Heimke's dressmaking, too, has 
been done in a manner worthy of the oc- 
casion and the gazing crowd. She wears 

"A white muslin gown with lace insertions. 
Round her neck a gold chain and a gold cross 
studded with diamonds ... a gold heart and 
miraculous medal . . . white tulle veil, ivory 
rosary," etc., etc., etc. 

Lest one should forget that this is not 
the description of a box in a theater, the 
attention is recalled to what is going on : 

"The officiating clergyman blew in her 
face three times . . . blessed and exorcised 
some salt which he placed in her mouth." 



Of course the sign of the cross was 
made before and after, over and over. 
Having carefully wound through the 
maze of millinery, one is brought up 
sharply by the archbishop's questions : 

"Marie, dost thou renounce the devil?" 
"I do." 

"And all his works 1" 
"I do renounce them." 
"And all his pomps?" 
"I do renounce them." 

Then it is in order to apply the eccle- 
siastical saliva to her eye, her ear. She 
is anointed with consecrated oil once, 
and a second time. A white tunic is 
given her and the archbishop says: 
" Receive a white dress and mind thou 
earnest it spotless before the throne of 
our Lord Jesus Christ that thou may- 
est have eternal life. " 

Before we have time to weigh these 
solemn words, and to make the mental 
jump from the veritable "tunic" to 
what it symbolizes — or once symbolized 
— we are swept on into a graphic report 
of the upholstery and floral decorations, 
of the "Chapel of Our Lady of 
Lourdes," where this ceremony took 
place. It is too long to quote. "We must 
leave it and hasten to the social scene 
at the embassy. 

"Monsignor Averadi made a few pleasant 
remarks and chatted with all present with 
that affability and mundane courtesy which 
have won for him such high esteem. . . . 
He offered his ring to be kissed," etc., etc., etc. 

A family dinner given by the god- 
father, a reception with "delicious re- 
freshments," and "beautiful presents" 
as souvenirs of the da}', among which 
must be specified a gold and diamond 
brooch from Mrs. Diaz, wife of the Pres- 
ident of the Republic — all these honors, 
which might seem like parts of a wed- 
ding rehearsal, have this advantage 
for Miss Marie, that she does not need 
to divide them with a bridegroom . They 
are for her little fluttered head alone. 



1900.] 



119 



Seen on a Mexican Holy Day, 



"All Saints' Day" we were out and 
saw enough to last for one while. One 
hardly knows whether to he horrified or 
amused. The latter is easier, on the 
missionary system, so we decided to be 
as amused as we could at the fantastic 
scenes going on at the " Campo Santo," 
or cemetery. 

The approach to the gate was fined 
with venders of peanuts, fruits and 
sweets. One man had a large wooden 
dish of dirty looking honey. Can any- 
thing be clean in Mexico ? Do the lit- 
tle busy bees, even, improve each shin- 
ing hour by gathering dirty honey ? We 
could hardly get through the gate for 
the crowds coming and going. Indeed 
it seemed, for a few moments, that small- 
pox was about the only thing we were 
liable to get. Since a man walked up 
to me and snatched my purse (all but 
the handles) out of my hand a few weeks 
ago, I have been more afraid of losing 
something than of getting anything; 
and so, as we entered the portals of the 
"holy ground," I hung on to my only 
snatchable article, my feather boa, with 
fierce determination; if that went, my 
head was to go with it. 

The cemetery presented, at one and 
the same time, a bazaar and bizarre ef- 
fect. Grotesque, ridiculous, heathenish, 
rag-baggy and many other equally ap- 
propriate adjectives might be applied. 
The graves were decorated with such a 
variety of bric-a-brac that they resem- 
bied notion counters. One had a bed- 
spread upon it, another was draped in 
cheap lace curtains. One tombstone 
dressed in very blue tarletan looked like 
a ballet dancer. Many had life-size 
portraits of the departed suspended 
from them. Candles burning in tall 
brass candlesticks, to light the souls — 
whither ? — flowers in vases, bottles, cans 
and water pitchers, lent light and gai- 
ety to the scene. A black-robed priest 
was saying prayers over one grave. 
When his lips ceased to move, a man 
beside him, who seemed to be superin- 
tending, would tell him to go on, and 
another would occasionally throw water 
(holy water, I presume) from an old tin 
can upon the grave. 

We had seen enough and smelled 
more than enough by the time we 



wedged our way from the crowd and 
turned homeward, soliloquizing in quite 
a Hamlet-like manner. But "To be or 
not to be" was not the question. We 
already were, and after all this display 
over departed saints, we did not care 
"not to be " just then. 

Yes, this was Mexico, not " pagan 
Mexico." We feel very much offended 
if any one insinuates that we are pagan 




A WELL CARED FOR MEXICAN CHILD. 



or heathen. To be sure, we venerate 
many saints, greater and lesser ; we bow 
down to their images, instead of to 
stocks and stones. We are not Confu- 
cianists nor Buddhists, but sort of lean 
towards Virgin Maryism. Our poor lit- 
tle babies, born legitimately or other- 
wise, are never fed to crocodiles. It 
would be a mercy if some of them were. 
But they are just neglected and starved 
— and it is awful! It seems to me I 
could endure all the mummery, all the 
Sabbath breaking, all the everything, 
if only the Mexican babies were taken 
care of. I am almost ashamed of our 
own, they are so big and fat and well 
groomed in comparison with the aver- 
age skinny, neglected little Mexican. It 
seems as if we ought, in some way, to 
be able to balance things better. 

Mary McOuat Wallace. 



150 [June, 

Beginnings in Venezuela. 



A church has been organized at Ca- 
racas with twelve members, and at the 
communion, Feb. 4, 1900, five young 
people were received on confession of 
faith. They were all children of church 
members. They have been long under 
instruction and, with the home influ- 
ence and helps about them, we hope 
may be faithful to their vows and be- 
come the means of drawing others to 
the Saviour they have confessed. This 
makes our membership seventeen, and 
with Mr. Pond, myself, and several 
others whose connection is with churches 
not in this country, twenty came to the 
Lord's table. 

Some excitement has been caused by 
a French priest, Gabriel Tavel, who was 
a teacher in the Roman Catholic college 
here, and has declared himself a Prot- 
estant. He visited Mr. Pond for some 
time and then boldly came to our serv- 
ice, though his life was threatened 
should he do so. He sat beside me, and 
I could see he trembled and the per- 
spiration stood out in great beads on his 
forehead. It was the first Protestant 
service he had ever attended. He be- 
came more quiet as it went on and paid 
close attention and joined in the sing- 
ing. He is thirty-three years old, was 
born and educated in France, has been 
nine years a priest, most of that time in 
South America. In Colombia, he heard 
of Mr. Ferrando, and h is coming out as 
a Protestant made a deep impression on 
the man. As is usual with priests who 
come out from the Romish Church, he 
confesses to have seen the wrong in the 
system almost from the first, and for 
some time to have gone against his con- 
science in remaining in the Roman 
Church. In leaving, he leaves every- 
thing. He comes out utterly destitute, 
not only of means of support but of 
friends — one by one, all are deserting 



him. It was good to see our little flock 
gather about him Sunda}" evening after 
service, and I think must have made 
him feel not quite so forsaken. 

He wished to earn his living from the 
first and found very humble employ- 
ment, filing iron in iron works of a 
Frenchman who had been a friend of 
his, but after a few da} T s the man re- 
fused to receive him or give him work, 
on the excuse that he had been warned 
by the bishop not to do so and threat- 
ened with excommunication. The Prot- 
estants are all very poor, and Roman 
Catholics will have nothing to do with 
him. The ex-priest says he not only 
wants to come out as a Protestant but 
to help others out, and he looks to doing 
some kind of Christian work. His edu- 
cation especially fits him for a teacher. 
It is evident that it will not do for him 
to remain long in Caracas and we are 
praying to be guided as to what course 
to take. For the present we are caring 
for him as best we can. 

Our Christian Endeavor Society will 
hold its sixth meeting to-night. It has 
aroused quite an interest in the young 
people, and they are studying the topics, 
which Mr. Pond copies off on his type- 
writer and distributes, a few days be- 
fore the meeting. One important step 
in advance this year is the beginning of 
regular contributions. If you knew how 
poor the people are and how poor the 
country is, you would wonder that we 
could propose their giving anything. 

There are a thousand patients in the 
hospital here. No doctors visit them 
because they are not paid, there is no 
medicine given and little food. Mr. 
Pond found eight Protestants there in 
a dreadful condition from hunger and 
disease. While there is no money for 
the poor and needy, preparations are 
going on for the carnival. 

(Mrs. T. H.) J. H. Pond. 



Items from Brazil 

church dedication in sergipe. people, and he was well received. He 

The ex- priest, Rev. Lino da Costa, is the first Brazilian Protestant preacher 

came to Aracaju last November. He to visit Sergipe, and the people were 

held eight meetings here, with an an- proud of him. He is educated, is a 

dience of from three to four hundred good orator and handles Catholicism 



1900.] 



ITEMS FROM BRAZIL. 



151 



with tact and skill. Sr. Lino also cledi- 
icated our new church in Larangeiras. 
Three missionaries, Kolb, Waddell and 
Pierce Chamberlain, were present. A 
few friends went up with vis on Satur- 
day afternoon. We carried cooked food, 
hammocks and mattresses and pic- 
nicked in a vacant house until 
Monday. Sunday was a glorious 
day ; church members and candi- 
dates from all over the State 
came to the dedication. Such a 
building in an idolatrous town, 
where Bibles were burned, is a 
victory and a stepping-stone to 
greater victories. 

Lily M. Finley. 

BLACKBOARDS, SEWING, SINGING, 
SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

Look into our bright schoolroom 
at Curityba this morning and you 
would see on the blackboard -a 
Chinese text left from last Sab- 
bath, when the Endeavorers had 
a stirring meeting on China, lead 
by Waldimar, a former pupil. On 
another board are beautiful Ger- 
man letters, the work of Dona 
Mathilde, our German teacher. 
French, English, Portuguese, are 
in friendly proximity, while alge- 
bra and arithmetic occupy the re- 
maining space. There is a draw- 
ing of the Acropolis, also a picture 
from Cook's colored charts and a 
map of the journeys of St. Paul. 

At the opening of school a 
hymn is sung, followed by a short 
prayer. Thej* then repeat the Com- 
mandments or some selected pas- 
sage of Scripture. After this 
Miss Dascomb plaj 7 s a march and 
the children march through the 
hall and the three schoolrooms. 
Sometimes the Primaries come 
over and sing their pretty Portu- 
guese hymns and school songs 
and march with us, or we hear 
them singing across the street. 
These children sing from music 
written on the board and beat 
their time. Sometimes we hear a little 
French air. 

The happy Primaries do beautiful 
sewing. They have neat books with 
specimens of stitches and do nice work 
on doll clothes. In the Intermediate 



class they make sacks, hoods, shoes and 
caps of wool. 

Saturday evenings we have a choir 
meeting directed by Miss Das- 
comb. Some of our people have 
good voices and we often have 




solos and choruses. The meeting is 
also a social one. We bring out our 
illustrated journals and picture books, 
and the people enjoy themselves heai't- 
ily for half an hour before the singing 
begins. 



152 



ROMAN CATHOLIC MIRACLES WEAKENING. 



[June, 



We have recently begun a new Sab- 
bath-school. There are now four in the 
suburbs of Curityba, far from the church 
and far from each other. We have also 
a day-school taught by one of our En- 
deavorers ; another is in the country at 
work. At first he was almost perse- 
cuted. Now he has the good will of the 
people ; meetings are well attended and 
several families are studj'ing the Bible 
and think of building a house of prayer. 
A blind Sunday-school boy committed 
to memoiy one hundred hymns. A 
dumb girl will soon confess her faith. 
Happily she learned to read before she 
lost her hearing. Several adult mem- 
bers of the church are learning to read. 

Rev. Jose Higgins, our Brazilian pas- 
tor, is doing an excellent work and the 
church is growing. He generously of- 
fered to teach Portuguese in the school 
and give what he earned to the church. 

Our school has opened well, consider- 
ing the scarcity of money. We have 
125 matriculated and still they come. 
Last year we had difficulty in collecting- 
our bills. For this reason we have to 
be very cautious and scarcely dare to 
branch out. Ella KuhJ. 

HOME-MAKING FOR SCHOOL-GIRLS AT 

SAN PAULO. 

[The Principal explains the method which 
she adopted when the housekeeping was sud- 
denly added to her other cares. — Ed.] 

There was no money to spend on extra 
help, so I did my best to grasp the reins 
of the household machinery. Miss 
Adams relieved me of marketing and 
planning meals— an immense help and 
something that heretofore has been left 



to servants. I held the pursestrings 
and kept all accounts. I planned to put 
all the other house cares on an edu- 
cational basis. For example : one of 
the Normal class was made responsible 
for the tidiness of the sitting-room ; tAvo, 
for the dining-room ; one had charge of 
the bath hours; two, of the mending 
hour; two, of the children during play 
hours. They changed work every two 
weeks. Right nobly did they do their 
part, though inexperienced. 

Every morning, at seven o'clock, this 
past term, my class of eleven and I have 
had a few minutes of prayer together. 
Sometimes some of the younger teachers 
joined us. It has been such a blessing, 
the keynote for the day. All of them 
take part. My dear girls ! They are 
not all of them members of the church, 
but they are every one of them trying 
to follow Christ. You want to see more 
spiritual life in our schools ; I do, too. 
There is spiritual life — but we want 
more. We are hungry for it. 

Margaret K. Scott. 

FOR INDIANS OF THE UPPER AMAZON. 

A lay missionary, Mr. Geo. R. Witte, 
who has spent some time in Brazil and 
become deeply interested in the neglected 
Indian tribes, has returned thither on a 
special three-years' appointment. The 
funds for this effort have been provided 
by a generous worker in the women's 
societies, the Board not having as yet 
projected a mission on the Amazon. 
Mr. Witte was to sail about May 5 from 
Rio de Janeiro for a tour in the Amazon 
country. An American naturalist pro- 
posed to accompany him. 



Roman Catholic Miracles Weakening in Mexico* 



Some two years ago a devout Cath- 
olic in Merida, Yucatan, thought to 
serve himself and, perhaps as well, the 
church of his belief. 

He set about the matter in this way. 
He made an image of a saint. It was 
a curious representation of saintliness. 
In the head was a small receptacle into 
which were put ether, salt and other 
substances. These melted slowly and, 
percolating through the porous sub- 
stance of the face, exuded in large drops, 
resembling perspiration. At once a 



furor was raised. Here was in very 
truth a notable miracle, and to such a 
saint a fitting name must he given. 
Certainly it was no over-modest title 
which was bestowed — El Santo Poder 
de Dios (the holy power of God). 
Crowds flocked to the house of the own- 
er, and at the same time maker, of the 
picture. Money rolled in upon the for- 
tunate man. A receptacle was arranged 
into which the sweat dropped. The 
multitudes came with handkerchiefs 
and pieces of cotton to secure a drop or 



1900.] BARRANQ UILLA—1 RAINING THROUGH THE EAR. 153 



two of the miraculous moisture for pur- 
poses of healing. 

The populace began to clamor for the 
image to be placed in the cathedral and 
the acting bishop was obliged to take 
account of what was passing in the city. 
After examination he refused to allow 
the image in the cathedral. So great 
was the excitement over the matter that 
some sensible men made a thorough in- 
vestigation and the source of the mys- 



terious sweat was discovered. The in- 
ventor of the fraud was arrested, along* 
with his miraculous saint. He was sen- 
tenced to the penitentiary for a term of 
years, and the image was carefully laid 
up out of harm's way by the city au- 
thorities. 

The money accumulated, which was 
considerable, was used in building public 
works. This instance marks progress. 

Annie R. Boyce. 



Two Visitors h 

A bright boy, who used to be in my Sun- 
day-school class, but now lives in Carta- 
gena, comes here once a year to spend 
a holiday. This year, before he went 
home, he called with one of the young 
church members to say good -by, and 
while it is often hard to find topics of 
conversation with Colombian young 
people, these boys did not give me a mo- 
ment in which to think up a new sub- 
ject. From their own war, to the Trans- 
vaal and the Philippines and back to the 
Spanish- American war of last year they 
traveled, expressing their views with 
zest and interest. 

" You don't know what a hard day 
Sunday is for me in Cartagena," said 
my former pupil. ' ' Nothing to do, no- 
where to go. I spend it wishing for 
Monday to come, that I may be at work. 
That is the reason that nearly all the 
young men go wrong ; there is nothing 
to do, so they begin with the cock-fights 
and go from bad to worse." 

raining lhr< 

For some weeks past I have been, 
with others, much interested in the prep- 
aration of a small gospel hymn-book in 
Spanish, suitable for societies of Mexi- 
can young people. A pamphlet of selec- 
tions has been prepared for use at each 
young people's convention during sev- 
eral years, and it has taken well. This 
year the plan is to provide both for the 
convention, and something more perma- 
nent at the same time; possibly to be 
used in other Spanish- American coun- 
tries. The committee having the hymn- 
book in charge consists of three mem- 
bers from each of the four denomlua 
tions represented in Mexico City, only 



l BarranquiUa* 

Another visitor this week was the 
mother of one of our school girls. She 
came into the church this year, not 
specially marked for interest in spiritual 
things, but her growth has been a pleas- 
ure to see. She called on an errand 
about sewing and stayed an hour tell- 
ing of her comfort in the new life. She 
confessed to being afraid at first of let- 
ting certain kind friends know she had 
joined the Protestant church. 

" But I made up my mind," said she, 
"that, as no other step in life had ever 
given me such peace, cost what it would 
I should go and tell my good benefac- 
tress. She received me kindly and ever 
since allows me to talk of my religion. 
She says that my face has changed, and 
I tell her that it is my new belief that 
has done it. My burdens are as sorrow- 
ful as before, but my heart is no longer 
distracted. It is full of peace." 

Such testimony pays — " in this life a 
hundred-fold." Martha Bell Hunter. 

>ugh the Ear* 

three of the twelve being Americans. 
One or two of the committee are able to 
write stirring hymns, and all can look 
up good music and obtain permission to 
publish it. Of course we rely upon 
Mexican scholars to decide whether the 
words make good poetry, but we trust 
our own judgment for the music. Our 
prayer is that we may discover some 
young man divinely gifted and divinely 
called to sing the gospel to Mexico. It 
would be a blessed work, and there is 
great need of music native to the land 
suited to Christian services, for that now 
in iiT? is almost entirely f oreign.. 

Not many days since, I sat in a street 



154 MEXICAX POIXTS OF VIEW—SALTILLO GIRLS. [June, 



car scarcely aware of the presence of 
two young men opposite me when a sin- 
gle expression in their conversation 
struck my ear. " Espiritu Santo," 
(Holy Spirit). I did not notice anything 
else said, but a train of thought was 
started. I pictured them as devout 
young men talking of the Blessed Spirit 
as they rode along. How rare this 
would be even in our own land ! Soon, 
however, the young men left the car. I 
casually noted the name of the street 
and my fine thoughts vanished. It was 
"Espiritu Santo." 
Dulling to the ear it is, to hear sacred 



names used as the}' are every w here in 
Mexico. There are streets called ' "Jesus," 
"Jesus of Nazareth," Hospital of 
Jesus" and "Jesus Mary." Can you 
expect a girl of fourteen to understand 
that they "called His name Jesus for He 
should save the people from their sins/' 
when several persons of indifferent moral 
character among her acquaintance wear 
the same name? " T rinidad" (Trinity), 
is a common name for both men and 
women. Many evangelical ministers 
will not baptize a person with either of 
these names, and rightly. 

Mary JIcDermid. 



Two Mexican Points of View* 



The other day there appeared in one 
of the Spanish daily papers of Mexico 
City a paragraph of which I give the 
translation : 

' 'A Sacrilegious Dog. — In the Fifth 
Street of Zaragoza lives a family by the 
name of Octonez, one of whose members, 
Magdalena, was so ill that death seemed 
near and the sacrament was sent for. 
At the moment when the priest was go- 
ing to place the Host in the mouth of 
the sick one, a pet dog darted at the 
priest and, snatching the wafer from his 
hand, devoured it instantly. 

" The dog was pursued by those pres- 
ent and beaten to death, and, by a de- 
cision of the ecclesiastical authorities, 
the cadaver of the dog shall be burned." 



A Mexican editor commented upon 
the incident above, as follows : 

" This is not the first time that such 
a thing has happened and Romanism 
subjected itself to ridicule. Instead of 
the simple, spiritual teachings of Christ 
to His disciples, Romanism has invented 
the doctrine of transubstantiation, that 
Christ's body and soul are really in the 
consecrated Host, which, in this case, 
means that the dog ate the Lord's body, 
and it was necessary to kill the dog that 
their God might be freed. Horrible! 
that sounds barbarous ! That is not all : 
but the ecclesiastical authorities must 
take action, and at a sitting of their 
council decided that the dead dog must 
be cremated !" Wilnia J. Brown. 



Saltillo Girls Accounted For* 

The present term of school opened March 21, 1900, with 45 resident pupils 



Since its establishment in Saltillo, 
Mexico, in 1890, the school has gradu- 
ated thirty-three workers, of whoiu 
twenty -five were teaching in mission 
schools in 1890, 

The first class of three was gradu- 
ated in 1892. 

Eloisa de la Pena began teaching in 
'93, and has continued to serve our 
mission ever since, a faithful teacher. 
She is now in Gomez Palacios. Severa 
Euresti taught two years for our mis- 
sion, then six years in the Cumberland 
Presbyterian boarding-school in Aguas- 
calientes; is now assisting us in Sal- 
tillo, a very capable and sincere worker. 



Carmen Valero taught two years for 
the mission, and one year in public 
school. Health failed. 

A class of eight was graduated in '94. 

Isaura Amaro taught four years in 
Monclora, was transferred to Saltillo, 
and is at present first assistant in the 
City of Mexico. A fine worker. 

Juana Delgado taught two years in 
Mesquital, was removed to Parras, 
where she is still doing faithful work. 

Marts Burnes went to Sierra Mojada, 
and has been teaching private school or 
in employ of government. Her interest 
in mission work is not very earnest. 

Francisca Ortiz has been employed 



1900.] 



SALTILLO GIRLS ACCOUNTED FOR. 



155 



by the mission in several places, but 
last year went into a private family. 
Is faithful but lacks ability. 

Hermenegilda Gonzalez did efficient 
work at Parras. Married Sr. Lazalde in 
1896, who was in charge of the con- 
gregation there. She died in 1898. 

Alexandra Frausto taught our school 
in Torreon four years, and two years 
in Mesquital. Her church work was 
always excellent and her interest sin- 
cere. She expects to be married soon 
to one of the young ministers. Amada 
Rodiiguez taught six j'ears at Allende, 
her home, doing besides church and Sun- 
day-school work. Resting this year. A 
faithful helper. 

Blasa Gomez taught on a small ranch, 
where no Protestants lived. She was 
a capable teacher, but lost interest in 
her work. Married, but not well. 

The third class, graduated in 1897, 
numbered twelve. 

Carmen Espino was a faithful and 
capable teacher in Los Hondos two 
years, and married a young member of 
the church there. . 

Guadalupe de la Pena has for three 
years taught the school under care of 
the church in San Luis Potosi, and is 
still doing excellent work there. 

Sebastiana Delgado has been em- 
ployed by our mission in two or three 
places, and is now teaching in the mis- 
sion of the Cumberland Pres. Church. 
For the same mission Amada Siller 
taught t wo years, and now has our school 
in Gral Cepeda. A faithful worker. 

Dionisia Nunoz has taught ever 
since graduating, in the Congregational 
boarding-school in Chihuahua. The 
report received about her work in 
school and church is always good. In 
the same school Flora Gorza did excel- 
lent work two years as first assistant. 
She is now in Cumberland Pres. School, 
and will be married in May to a young 
member of the church in Zacatecas. 

Maria Rodriguez has not made a suc- 



Sixce the death of Miss Christine 
Chamberlain, her school, with several 
older pupils, has been removed to San 
Felix, Brazil, and for the present is in 
charge of her sister, Mrs.Waddell. There 
are eight of the most substantial men of 
San Felix who rarely miss a service, 



cessful teacher. She lacks ambition. 
Maria Gomez has done faithful work 
in Laredo, Texas, for the Southern 
Presbyterians until her health failed. 

Natalia Montes was two years at 
Torreon in our school. Married in '98, 
but not well. Maria Castillo was an 
efficient primary teacher here in Sal- 
tillo. Married a teacher of languages 
last year. Mariana Mendoza, after 
teaching one year and giving satisfac- 
tion, married well. Sara Cortrejon 
taught in Patos one year, in Saltillo 
one, is in Allende doing good work. 

The fourth class, ten in number, was 
graduated in 1898. 

Josefa Martinez has been employed 
by the Friends' Mission in Cedral, where 
she is a faithful worker. 

Amalia Euresti taught one year for 
the Cumberland Presbyterians, but is 
now in our school at Mesquital. 

Carlota Garza since she graduated 
has been in public school in Concep- 
cion del Oro, but keeps up interest in 
church work. 

Hermenegilda Delgado has not taught 
on account of ill health. 

Domitila Montes is assistant at Go- 
mez Palacios. Is alwa3'S interested. 

Anita Escobedo was a few months 
under Mr. Stewart, but after his death 
went as assistant to the Normal School, 
City of Mexico. Francisca Cepeda is in 
our school at Monclora. Very earnest. 

Refugio Nunez taught one year, but 
did not give very good satisfaction. Is 
living at home. 

Francisca Espino gave very great 
satisfaction as teacher and worker for 
the Associate Preslwterian Mission in 
Rio Verde, but a few months ago she 
married unsatisfactorily. 

Maria Hinojosa taught one year on a 
ranch where there were no Protestants, 
giving excellent satisfaction. She is 
now in primary work in Laredo, Texas. 
She was educated by the Sunday-school 
of that church. Jennie Wlxeeler. 



and the schoolroom is over-full on 
Friday and Sunday evenings. "The 
Feira" is, however, not abandoned. The 
school -house serves as pi'eaching hall, 
and it is hoped that these older pupils 
will be soon prepared to re-open the 
Feira School. 



156 



I June. 



The Ecumenical Conference — Past* 



The first chord that struck the ear of 
the opening Conference was ' ' All hail 
the power of Jesu-' name," caught up 
with mighty volume of voice, and we 
parted at the close singing in grand 
chorus, "Blest be the tie that binds." 
Christian loyalty and Christian fellow- 




WIDOW WALLACE S HOUSE, KETTERING, ENGLAND, 
In whose parlor Wm. Carey and eleven others formed the first Missionary Society, Oct. 2, 1792. 

ship was the dominating note through- 
out. 

The foreign missionary enterprise was 
never so set forth in its magnitude on 
this continent. Attendance and enthusi- 
asm never waned, and it was so hard 
to break up that several after-meetings 
were held, notably one two days after, 
at Old Trinity Church at noon. Carne- 
gie Hall, which comfortably seats 3,500, 
was always full, and hundreds were 
daily turned away. Ex-President Har- 
rison said : "I have seen the political 
spirit quickened to a white heat, but I 
was never associated with a political 
campaign which had sufficient interest 
to fill this large hall twice a da} T , and 
two or three overflow meetings at the 
same time, for ten days together." Dr. 
Pierson pronounced it the "most sig- 
nificant assembly since the ascension of 
Jesus." Leading newspapers of New 
York covered three pages daily with 
accounts of the proceedings. 

Conference opened on Saturday after- 



noon, April 21, with addresses of wel- 
come on the part of the American socie- 
ties to their guests, and responses from 
the British, German and Australian 
delegations, and from the missionary 
body, for the latter of which Dr. Jacob 
Chamberlain of India was spokesman. 

Hon. Benjamin 
Harrison assumed 
his duties as pre- 
siding officer and 
made a speech 
equally memor- 
able for its Chris- 
t i a n statesman- 
ship, Christian 
faith and unequiv- 
o c a 1 sympathy 
with foreign mis- 
sions. To his high 
t h o u g h t s was 
added a perf ec- 
t i o n of literary 
style which gave 
a majestic intro- 
duction to all the 
ten days' meet- 
ings. It is safe to 
say that the Prot- 
estant Churches of 
the United States 
could not have been more worthily 
represented than by this distinguished 
layman. 

A National "Welcome 

was reserved for the evening, and then 
all those persons who regard foreign 
missions as a fad, something to be 
shoved into a corner, ought to have been 
present, and they would have been for 
once and for all soundly converted. 

Carnegie Hall was an impressive 
sight. Every foot of standing room 
was taken and the great platform was 
packed with men of eminence in the 
church, in the world of education and 
of business. The Chairman of the even- 
ing was Mr. Morris K. Jesup, President 
of the Chamber of Commerce of New 
York. Governor Roosevelt had come 
down from Albany and the President 
of the United States had left his grave 
cares at Washington and come, as Mr. 
Harrison said for him, "to show not 
only personal sympathy but that the 



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157 



Nation is friendly to foreign missions." 
On either hand sat such men as Admiral 
Philip of the Navy, Jas. B. Angell of 
Michigan University, Seth Low of Co- 
lumbia, Cuthbert Hall of Union Semi- 
nary, leading clergymen of all commun- 
ions and from man}' cities, officers of 
missionary Boards and veterans like 
Pa ton, Ashmore, Blodgett, Thoburn, 
Geo. Chamberlain, Hepburn and Laws. 

Extempore prayer was offered by 
Bishop Potter, concluding with the 
Lord's Prayer, in which the voice of the 
audience rose with a swell like the sound 
of many waters. 

Some of the for- 
eigners present 
doubtless were 
surprised to see 
the enthusiastic <M 
hand-clapping and 
handkerchief- 
waving with 
which the Chief 
Executive of the 
Republic, in plain 
citizen's clothes, 
was greeted. Pres- 
ident McKinley 
paid a hearty trib- 
ute to Christian 
missions : 

' ' They have been 
the pioneers of civil- 
ization. Their con- 
tribution to the on- 
ward and upward 
march of humanity , , , 
is beyond all calcula- gj^BIX 
tion. They have in- ' 
culcated industry. 
They have promoted I 
concord and brought 
nations closer to- 
gether. They have 
strengthened the sa- 
cred ties of family, 
have made the com- 
munity well-ordered. 
. . . May this great 
meeting rekindle the 
spirit of missionary 
ardor.and enthusiasm 
to go teach all na- 
tions." 

"My country, 
'tis of thee" was 
then sung as it is 
rarely sung. Re- 
ferring to it, some 
days after, Canon 
Edmonds of Ex- 



eter Cathedral said facetiously : "I 
noticed you had all you could do not to 
sing ' God save the Queen'." 

Governor Roosevelt's reception was 
nothing behind that of the President. 
He addressed himself distinctly, both in 
the beginning and close of his speech, 
to the body of missionaries who had 
seen active service. Our brethren on the 
field, who were far from Carnegie Hall 
that night, may equally take to them- 
selves his words. " You," he said, 
" you have not only preached but done, 
have made action follow pledge, have 
made performance square with prom- 
ise." He gave illustrations from what 
he had seen "close to " among the Sioux, 
concluding: " You front the hardships 
and inconveniences of our fathers and 
mothers of a thousand 3-ears ago. You 
face dangers and leave behind what is 
most dear to most. I offer you no com- 
miseration but my heartiest homage. " 







CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK, 
"\Vhcre there were 22 meetings with an audience of 3.000-fl.OOO. each, during 
THE ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE, 1900. 



158 



THE ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE. 



[June, 



Ex-President Harrison replied and 
" Coronation " again was sung. 

The Working Programme. 

Conference got down to regular work 
on Monday. There were fourteen meet- 
ings that day, twelve the next day, each 
one a magnet. What could a person 
do with only one pair of ears ? 

Three chosen experts turned the light 
of to-daj* upon foundation principles: 
Dr. Strong of Eochester Theological 
Seminary (Baptist) upon " The Author- 
ity and Purpose of Foreign Missions " ; 
J. Hudson Tajdor of China Inland Mis- 
sion upon "The Source of Power"; 
Mr. Robert Speer upon " The Supreme 
Aim." In passing, let us thank Mr. 
Speer for an ecumenical deed. In the 
course of his convincing speech he quoted 
by name various mission authorities, 
selected not out of the Presbyterian 
Church but from the Congregational, 
and, not confining himself to America, 
quoted Duff of Scotland and Warneck 
of Germany. Other speakers occasion- 
ally struck the same key. " The Review 
of the Century," was by Mr. Eugene 
Stock of London. Very few are the men 
who could sketch so distinct an outline 
of the massive subject and convey so 
much expression in half an hour. 

Twenty-five fields of missions, from 
Greenland to Chili, from Zululand 
to Korea, and about twenty general 
subjects, with specifications, were pre- 
sented and discussed from day to daj\ 

The Women's Meetings. 

A characteristic of this Conference 
was the jDrominence given to woman's 
work. Whereas in London, in 1S88, 
only one session was allowed to it, the 
only peculiarly "woman's meeting" 
being attended by but 300 people, there 
were now ten separate meetings con- 
ducted by women. For our own part, 
we could have desired that one of them, 
at Carnegie Hall in the evening, should 
have been in charge of men, and that 
men should have spoken there side by 
side with women, thus putting our work 
in its natural relation before the public. 

On the morning of April 24, three 
simultaneous meetings were held in as 
many churches. (1) Subject, Educa- 
tional Work, was treated 1)}- depart- 
ments: the "Kindergarten," "Indus- 
trial Training," "Higher Education." 



The latter provoked special enthusiasm. 
Miss Isabella Thoburn, the head of 
Lucknow College, argued that women 
of India must be equipped to carry on 
themselves the work of education for 
their people. Among her remarks were 
these : ' ' Men of India say they have 
not taught the women because there 
was nothing fit for them to read — and 

there was not Bear in mind it 

is character we are working for, not 
examinations. . . . We do poor work 
if it is not self - propagating. " The 
conservative view was presented in a 
paper by Mrs. S. L. Baldwin. She 
took the ground that money of mission- 
ary Boards should not be applied to the 
" luxuries and ornaments" of education ; 
that girls in India, Japan and China 
have a right to training in aesthetics 
only when they get it at their own ex- 
pense. "Nothing for mere accom- 
plishments, even*thing for making mas- 
ter workmen. " In a paper upon ' ' Train- 
ing of Missionaries," Mrs. J. Fairley 
Dal}*, Free Church, Scotland, said : 
" We believe in education, both higher 
and lower. We must have primary 
schools and the corollary is higher 
schools." The paper of Miss Irene 
Barnes, Zenana Society, London, was 
upon industrial education, from the 
standpoint not of economy but philos- 
ophy and the value to character. 

(2) Subject, Giving, was a truly 
ecumenical meeting in the number of 
denominations represented by speakers. 
Their voices were well heard, and there 
was sequence of thought in the pro- 
gramme topics. A Scotchman present 
offered the criticism that little light was 
given upon methods for sustaining sub- 
scriptions. 

(3) Evangelistic Work. 

Again there were three simultaneous 
meetings : ■ 

(]) Work forYoung People, {^Med- 
ical, (3) Literature. The latter carried 
off the palm for novel propositions and 
numerousness of brief speeches. The 
topic was sub-divided into four sections, 
each with a separate leader, and not less 
than fifteen women contributed their 
part. It was quite wonderful — the snap 
and life, and speaking to the point by 
so many, but they overran the time. 

Thursday morning we were all one 
camp at Central Presbyterian Church, 



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which could not begin to hold us. Re- 
ports from the previous sectional meet- 
ings were submitted, and bristled with 
sparkling turns, practical suggestions, 
glowing earnestness. 

Dr. Grace Kimball of Vassar College, 
Dr. Sophia Johnson of India, Pundita 
Ramabai's young daughter, Geraldine 
Guinness Taylor of China, and, most of 
all, Corrinna Shattuck of Oorfa, Tur- 
key, were heard with keen attention 
and taken to our heart of hearts. It was 
a good meeting, but the climax was to 
come at the afternoon 

Mass Meeting. 

The audience numbered fully 5,000. 
Men, while they had been visible at all 
meetings for women, were now on the 
floor in such numbers that it would not 
occur to a casual onlooker that it was a 
one-sided gathering. Carnegie Hall is 
constructed for the purpose of conveying 
sound and the voices were heard, not 
all equally well, but better as a whole 
than in some of the churches. 

Our own Mrs. Kumler of Pittsburgh 
presided, and from the first sound of her 
clear voice the question of hearing was 
comfortably settled. The programme 
was as follows : 
Hymn. — Prayer. 

Address of Welcome. Mrs. Todd, Boston. 
Responses. 

For Great Britain, Mrs. George Kerry. 
For Australasia, Mrs. Robert Ross. 
For Missionaries, Mrs. Alice Gordon 
Gulick of Spain. 
Value of Women's Societies Among Evan- 
gelizing Forces. Mrs. Moses Smith, Chicago. 
Results of Woman's Work in the Home 
Chmvhes. Mrs. M. N. Waterbury, Boston. 
Methods and Opportunities. Mrs. W. M. Baird, 
Korea. 

A Physician's Opportunity. Dr. Ida Faye 

Levering, India. 
Importance and Use of Missionary Literature. 

Miss Irene H. Barnes, London. 
Introduction of Missionaries. Mrs. A. J. 

Gordon, Boston. 

Mrs. Gulick spoke for those at dis- 
tant posts " watching and saying, What 
will be accomplished by that wonderful 
meeting ? "We are over weary. Are the}' 
preparing helpers to come to our side ?" 

Mrs. Muses Smith told an apropos 
story of a woman in an obscure Western 
town. Systematically denying herself 
for foreign missions, the woman said : 
"When I have given my offerings, I feel 
myself no longer a part of this little 
?ircumseribed town, but I am con- 



nected with forces which God is using 
to raise the nations." Mrs. Waterbury 
said that at the Parliament of Religions 
no women appeared to tell what Bud- 
dhism and Confucianism had done for 
them. Those religions have no name 
by which a woman can be saved. We 
were gathered to break our alabaster 
box at the feet of our Saviour. 

The crown of all was when Mrs. A. 
J. Gordon introduced about 400 mis- 
sionaries. She recalled the return of 
soldiers when everybody went to see 
the parade : ' ' We have had no chance 
to rehearse our parade, but we'll do 
the best we can." With dignhVv, but 
not conventionality ; humorous but 
sensible; with self-abandonment, now 
a gesture, then a word of explana- 
tion, she marshaled her procession of 
"Christian heralds" across the plat- 
form according to countries. "Here is 
the contingent from China, 77 of them, 
(I hope we shall have a little bit of en- 
thusiasm. ) This is Mrs. Ashmore — she — , 
(Remember there are 77 . ) Turn around, 
I want to introduce this lady from the 
New Hebrides. I have got something to 
say about her. (Are you waving your 
handkerchiefs ?) The next are from 
Syria ; now Korea ; 24 from Burma (the 
audience may rise). This woman has 
been longer in the field than any other 
under the Baptist Union. Here is Mrs. 
Hepburn from Japan, 50 years a mis- 
sionary. Isn't she young and fresh ? 
(You may be seated, but don't stop wav- 
ing!) These are from India — 88 in all. 
Now from Persia, Africa to follow" — 
and so on, inimitable, amid tears and 
smiles, and the clapping of ten thousand 
hands. The appropriate dismissal was 
the reading of Colossians 1: 9-12 and 
singing, " Blest be the tie," while hand 
clasped hand in Christian fellowship 
through all the house. 

It was one of the hours when we said 
to ourselves : Th is is what I thought the 
Ecumenical Conference would be like! 

Some speakers of the evening were not 
well heard. When Mrs. Duncan Mc- 
Laren of Edinburgh, in a high sweet 
voice began, " Dear friends," an instant 
responsive cheer arose. Her subject was 
"Responsibility of Women. " Miss Lila- 
vati Singh was an admirable exponent 
of her training at Lucknow and Cal- 
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spoke on "The Outlook," overthrowing 
as she proceeded, one after another, 
time-honored objections to the women's 
societies. She closed by saying : "Our 
work for women is but just begun, in 
America and England. The last cita- 
del of heathenism is in the home, and 
that conquest will never be made till 
the fortress is taken by women." 

Business Men's Meeting. 

This was one of the finest things of 
Conference. The platform was occupied 
by such laymen as John D. Rockefeller, 
John Wanamaker, John S. Kennedy, 
W. H. Parsons, Nathaniel Tooker, 
Judge Barkeley of Ireland and Seth 
Low. Among the strong words heard 
on this occasion were these : 

If laymen will furnish the funds, col- 
lege presidents will double the candi- 
dates for service in the next five years. 
— Jas. B. Angell, Ann Arbor. 

Missionaries are the men behind the 
guns. Laymen may at least bring up 
ammunition from the magazine. — John 
H. Converse, Phila. 

I have just come from a manufactur- 
ers' meeting in Boston, where they had 
a placard up, " Commerce follows the 
flag." But I thought there must be a 
pioneer. — Ex-Mayor Schieren, Brook- 

lyn. 

It is not true that "Commerce always 
follows the flag," but it always follows 
the missionary. — S. B. Capen, Boston. 

Outcome. 

Results of the Ecumenical Confer- 
ence will be cumulative through the 
coming century and go on to eternity. 
Who shall estimate them ? Already an 
immediate, practical outcome is seen in 
the creation of four committees: (1) Of 
eight men, to consider the appointment 
of an international committee which 
shall deal with questions of comity and 
co-operation. (2) Of three, to inaugu- 
rate a Missions Directory, with atlas, 
for international use. (3) Of one hun- 
dred men for famine relief in India. 
(4) A committee to memorialize Con- 
gress upon traffic in liquors and opium 
among the weaker nations. 

Ecumenical Echoes. 

Christ in the heart, and his gospel of love 
and ministry in all the activities of life, are 
the only cure of evils among the nations. — 
Hon. Benjamin Harrison. 



We are different branches of the service, 
but when we face the foe we are one. and we 
mean to be one. — Wardlaw Thompson. L.M.S.. 
London. 

Everyman, woman and child, however bad. 
however good, — however low, however culti 
vated, has a right to hear of Christ. — Eugene 
Stock, C.M.S., London. 

I often hear that " England and America 
should stand together " I want Protestant 
(iermany and England and America to unite. 
— Dr. Merensky, Germany. 

To me the lesson of this Conference is that 
you and I can do God's work together, but not 
apart. — Mornay Williams, New York. 

Co-operation is coming; it is in the air. If 
you don't like it you better get out of the 
way. — Dr. Behrends, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

How shall the Christian Church heal strife 
and wounds here at home 1 She must go 
round the world to do it. The reason there 
are so many heathen notions and practices 
here is because we are preaching an American 
Christianity. There is only one world Chris- 
tianity. We have to go to Africa, to India, to 
the isles of the sea, to get it. We are just 
catching up to the conception of Jesus Christ 
that the field is the icorld.—Dr. Greer. Rector 
of St. Bartholomew's, New York. 

The home church cannot be out on the bring 
line, but it is one army. The pastor is a re- 
cruiting officer or sub-chancellor of exchequer 
for the foreign army, and until he gets that 
idea, it is the reason he is an obscure pastor. 
The church that sends no men, no money, 
sends no prayers. To every such pastor I 
would say: Execute your commission or sur- 
render. —Dr. Pentecost. 

There is necessity for unity in the armies of 
light. He must be strangely constituted who 
has not felt his kinship in Christ during these 
days. — McKee, Editor of " The Churchman." 

This Conference bears testimony to all the 
world that we are going to take the whole 
Bible to all the world. — Dr. Borchgrevink. Nor- 
wegian Missionary to Madagascar. 

Where would Paul be if he were on earth 
to-day 1 Up on the thin red line against the 
black. Remember Patrick. Columba and 
Gallus. They were foreign missionaries. After 
this Conference we have got to march ! Rich 
women ought to send missionaries and the 
poor ought to sustain native helpers. — Dr. 
Multbie Babcock. 

The sum of our agreements is greater than 
the sum of our disagreements. This we can 
do: turn our weapons not against each other 
but against the common enemy. — Bishop 
Doane. 

Men are not great because of what they do 
for themselves; men are great because of 
what they do for humanity and God. — Gov. 
North en, Georgia. 

No brotherhood less wide than the brother- 
hood of man can satisfy the disciple anymore 
than the Master. It is not a far cry from this 
Conference to a common front on the mission 
field. — Seth Low. 

In the name of Him who draws people to 
each other, in proportion as they are drawn 
to Him. — From prayer, by Canon Edmonds, of 
Exeter Cathedral. 




INDIA. 

Mrs. Tracy wrote from Mainpurie, in 
March : 

In the latter part of '99, a friend wrote : 
"Tell me the names of some of those in whom 
you are specially interested, .md we will unite 
in prayer for them." About the same time I 
received a leaflet, " Ask — /will do it." Christ- 
mas I received a copy of Andrew Murray's 
work — "The Spirit of Intercession." All 
these things have made me feel that this year 
is to be one of prayer, that our greatest work 
is to "ask." Can I do better than to heed my 
friend's suggestion, and ask for one grand 
concert of prayer for those who are weighing 
on my heart ? 

Is Pray that a door may be opened into 
our Raja's palace. We have here a petty raja. 
Bearing that title, though merely honorary, 
he wields a great influence. His palace is 
surrounded by a high wall. Over thirty years 
ago, work was begun among the women here: 
some now in glory lived almost beneath the 
shadow of that wall, and yet those heavy 
gates have never opened to admit a teacher of 
Jesus. I have no idea how many women lead 
a prison life within those walls. Though all 
around women are learning to sing hymns of 
praise to Christ, and to read God's Word, no 
sound of it enters within those walls. Many 
times I have looked at them, and walked 
around them thinking of Jericho. How 1 
have prayed that those walls might fall down ! 
To-day I have been thinking that it was a 
united army which marched around that old 
city. So now may there not be a mighty force 
of united prayer besieging this castle ? 

2: Pray for two women. One has been 
learning two or three years. She is a nice, 
bright woman, and many times I had reason 
to think was just ready to accept Christ. 
Then Brahmini came to live in the same house. 
She learned to read very quickly, so that I 
was rejoicing over them both. But when 




Brahmini came to read our more advanced 
books, and to understand the object of my 
visits, there was a change. There was al- 
ways some reason why she could not sit down 
and talk with me. In a few weeks, the other 
began to follow her example. Now they sel- 
dom see me, or are so cold in their manners 
we can have no talk. Doubti; s their relig- 
ious teachers saw that they vre.e getting on 
too fast to remain in Hinduism, and so the 
door is shut against us. 

3: Pray for Baranti, a girl of about thir- 
teen. I never saw a brighter, more attract- 
ive girl, even in America. She can read 
both Hindi and Persian, and I am teaching 
her English. It is wonderful how fast she 
gets on. I long to have that bright intellect 
consecrated to Him who gave it. 

4: Amritti is another high-caste girl. She 
cares for nothing except the novelty of my 
visits and the singing. She will commit 
hymn after hymn, but it is the tune, not the 
words, which attracts her. Many times I 
have felt that my visits were useless, yet I 
cannot give her up. 

5: Rampa has much the same surround- 
ings. She talks less and I believe thinks more. 
Her old grandmother shakes her head at 
what I tell them, but Rampa smiles and 
begs me to come again. This old lady forbade 
Rampa's learning catechism, but since I give 
a doll for learning it and Rampa wants the 
doll, she has gained her point. 

6: Do pray for Khaidi. I met her in jail, 
and from the first her heart seemed to open 
to One who would forgive and love her. She 
always said she was trusting in Jesus, 
even to the last time we saw her, when she 
passed through Mainpurie on her way to some 
sacred spot where she was to wash away her 
sin of theft. She admitted that she was do- 
ing wrong, but she wanted to get her daughter 
married, and no one would marry her till she 
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7: Darzin cares only for the loaves and 
fishes, but she has two interesting children 
whom I am hoping to save for the Lord. 

8 : Do not forget Chaudrian, she is such a 
winning woman. Her husband is but little 
removed from the brute. She listens to me 
without saying a word, but oh, her eyes 
speak, and there is a great longing in them 
for a better life. She does not ask me to her 
house. I think from fear of her Jiusband, but 
being a low-caste woman she can go outside 
and f ollows me around in the neighborhood. 

I might add many more; these are speci- 
mens. 



Miss Jennie L. Colman, having just re- 
turned after furlough, writes from Dehra: 

As for the " white man's burden " — well, we 
know what it is when the water carrier lets 
the water run out of the tank and the glue is 
put on the fire and burnt instead of boiled, 
and the children rush to work in their gardens 
the minute the rain stops regardless of the 
sopping wet ground, and the boy who is sup- 
posed to help the mason goes to the kitchen 
and borrows the cook's chilam (a clay pipe) for 
a smoke, and the cook herself goes to the ma- 
tron's kitchen and borrows the hookah for a 
smoke also. Fortunately this did not all hap- 
pen in one day. 

One never knows what may happen next. 
I woke the other morning to find one corner 
of my dressing-room leaking and some of the 
nice paper I brought from home almost spoiled. 
All the things in that corner had to be taken 
out and dried. I am willing to put up with a 
good deal of discomfort from the rain, how- 
ever, as it means the lessening of terrible fam- 
ine in many parts of India. 

SIAM. 

Mrs. J. A. McKee, one of the new recruits, 
wrote from Bangkok, March 2, 1900: 

As we steamed up the river, we caught our 
first glimpses and received our first impres- 
sions of Siam. On either side was the low- 
lying country, with the tall palm trees and 
thicket of attap and other tropical under- 
growth. The floating-houses, dusky faces, 
strange birds — everything reminded me that 
I had reached a land "of endless summers 
far over the sea." 

On reaching Bangkok, we were taken to the 
home of one of our missionaries, where we 
were most hospitably entertained. The first 
evening, the High-school boys at Sumray had 
band practice, and no music ever sounded 
sweeter than -'Marching through Georgia " 
and "Red, White and Blue," that night. Next 



day we attended station prayer-meeting and 
received another warm welcome, so that in 
this strange land we can never again feel 
ourselves strangers. 

At first, some of the sights of Bangkok were 
very trying. We noticed many of the Siam- 
ese using American sewing machines and 
wondered why they did not make clothing 
for themselves. It seems they prefer to sew 
for foreigners or to make priests' garments. 
One sees the priests everywhere with their 
shaved heads and yellow robes ; they so many 
and we so few, but we are " strong in the 
Lord and in the power of His might." 

The Christian young men of the city have 

BANDED THEMSELVES TOGETHER 

and hold a prayer-meeting once a week. 
When we came the place of meeting was at 
one of their homes, and, to reach the room, 
we climbed steep, narrow stone stairs. We 
found twenty present, a delightful surprise, 
they were such intelligent, bright, earnest 
young Christians. When I saw how enthusi- 
astic and yet devout they were, I thanked 
God more than ever that I had come to Siam. 
The interest in these meetings has so in- 
creased that it has become necessary to hold 
them in a public hall. 

During our first month in Bangkok, we 
went with Dr. Adamsen* and family to the 
annual temple celebration and boat racing at 
Paknam. The races took place in the early 
morning and were exciting indeed. An alli- 
gator was loosed, which added to the interest. 
Both men and women were in the races, and 
the}', as well as the people who thronged the 
river banks, were dressed in brightest colors. 
Here I got 

MY FIRST SIGHT OF IDOLATRY. 

Standing out prominently among other 
buildings on the temple grounds is a large 
prachadee. Every available space on it was 
covered with lotus blossoms, tuberoses and 
burning incense. A constant procession of 
worshipers walked round and round the pra- 
chadee, making merit. ^Inside the temple 
were three immense gilded Buddhas, and the 
floor was covered with people kneeling, who 
prostrated themselves repeatedly. As I looked, 
I thought of the words which you at home so 
often sing, "The heathen in his blindness 
bows down to wood and stone." Before we 
left the temple grounds we sang a number of 
Gospel Hymns and a hundred or more people 
gathered about us to listen. Dr. Adamsen 
preached and the people listened attentively. 

We new missionaries are devoting our time 

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to the study of the language, and find that it 
is going to require application and patience 
to master the tones. God has been very good 
to us since we left our dear relatives and 
friends and He has kept us in good health. 

I shall always look back to the Conference 
in New York as a source of great help. It 
was a privilege to meet so many of the ladies 
who are loyal supporters of foreign missions. 
LAOS. 

Mrs. C. C. Hansen (formerly at Mosul) 
wrote from Lakaws, March 3 : 

What a fine thing the Missionary Confer- 
ence will be ! Mr. Grant is to be congratu- 
lated on the programme prepared. I would 
especially like to betliere for Thursday's meet- 
ings, to hear what " Woman's share in For- 
eign Missions " is. Of course, the best of every- 
thing said will afterwards appear in print; 
then we castaways will have a share. I was 
glad to read of Dr. Cochran's warm welcome 
back to Persia. The honor and respect always 
given to physicians in Persia and Turkey is a 
great contrast to the indifference with which 
Laos people regard everything. They are 
simple and ignorant, ready to listen to you if 
you don't talk too long. 

HOW THE SPIRITS BOTHER. 

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are now touring north 
of Lakawn. In one village they have visited 
lives a family whose children have been sent 
here to school. This family is tormented by 
heathen neighbors who tell them all sorts of 
stories about the barbarous treatment the 
school children have to undergo. Their baby 
is now very sick, and the neighbors tell the 
mother he will never get well unless she sends 
for her oldest son — for the baby is pining for 
his Pe (spirit). Her son is one of the brightest 
pupils in school here and we daily expect him to 
be summoned home unless the baby recovers. 

A NOBLE PATIENT. 

The Laos will nearly always come to the 
missionary physician. It is strange to see 
them adopt a mingling of foreign and native 
treatment, an example of which occurred a 
few weeks ago. 

Doctor Hansen was called to see a young 
prince who was wildly delirious. Financial 
troubles together with malaria had brought 
him to the verge of insanity. When doctor 
arrived they were holding him on his bed with 
difficulty. The father-in-law had called in the 
spirit doctor also, and while Doctor Hansen 
was finding out the patient's condition the 
others were going on with their incantations. 
One brought a bowl of oil and blew into it 
with great force, saying, "Who are you?" 



" What spirit is troubling this man '? " ' Pro- 
claim your name." Then he would listen for 
an answer, and finally he heard the name of 
the spirit. Then a great tray of food, fruit 
and flowers was brought and offered to the 
spirit, water was sprinkled over the sick man, 
and a vow made by the father-in-law that if 
the spirit would cease troubling his son, he 
would make a feast, and go on a pilgrimage to 
a temple a few days' journey south of the city. 

Doctor Hansen gave the patient a powder 
which quieted him and produced sleep, then 
leaving orders that the prince was not to be 
disturbed that night, went away. Next morn- 
ing the prince was better, and the father-in- 
law has been celebrating the event and 

KEEPING HIS VOW 

during the past week. Music, dancing and 
feasting have gone on day and night. Tuesday 
morning I saw them start for the temple. A 
train of twenty elephants, gaily caparisoned, 
carried the prince, his relatives and friends. 
There was a great jingling of bells, shouting 
and singing, as they crossed the river and 
passed out of sight. There is 

A HORRIBLE PRACTICE 

among the spirit doctors. Sometimes, when 
called to deliver a sick man from tormenting 
spirits, one of them will put a sandal on his 
feet, having cruel spikes in the soles, and 
stand upon the patient's bare breast, so driv- 
ing the spike points far into the flesh Mean- 
time they call on him to declare what spirit 
he is tormented by. Sometimes there is a 
neighbor against whom he has a grudge, and 
he will call out this man's name. Then woe 
to the poor neighbor ! His house and goods 
are immediately confiscated and he and his 
family are driven out of the city and told 
never to return under pain of death. 

I was reading a little translation from 
Schiller, the last verse of which one feels like 
applying here in Laos: 
" Thus grave these lessons on thy soul — 

Hope, Faith and Love — and thou shalt find 

Strength where Life's surges rudest roll, 
Light where thou else wert blind." 
KOREA. 

W. O. Johnson, M. D., wrote from Taiku. 
Feb. 13: 

As Taiku Station was opened only in the 
fall of '97, we have not had much work to 
report. Mr. Se, the first convert, made a pub- 
lic confession in the spring of '90. 

AN OPERATION UNDER DIFFICVI.TIE<. 

A poor fellow with empyema, the right 
lung half full of pus. walked in from a town 
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a traveling merchant had told him there was 
a place in Taiku where foreigners cured all 
kinds of diseases. He was without a cash in 
his pocket or a friend in the city, and so weak 
lie could hardly stand. Having nowhere to 
put him after an operation, I was loath to un- 
dertake one. Yung Chung, however, thought 
we could keep him in the waiting-room, and 
let him sleep on the operating table blankets. 
This was out of the question, but I consented 
to operate if Chung would agree to find an 
inn keeper who v, ould take him in, I paying 
his board. So, after h«j had come out of 
ether, we got a stout coolie, wrapped our pa- 
tient in a blanket and put him on his back. 
He had just strength enough to cling around 
the coolie's neck, and be carried a quarter of a 
mile. Next day, I found him lying in a large 
common inn-room, the air of which was blue 
from the smoke of a dozen pipes. But the 
smokers had given the sick man the warmest 
corner. They are amazed that we conde- 
scend to touch him, and the crowd that as- 
sembles to watch us change his dressing 
every day gives an excellent opportunity to 
talk "the doctrine." My patient has im- 
proved steadily and to-day expects to walk to 
the dispensary. I believe he will recover, 
notwithstanding his diet of rice and pickled 
turnip. The eggs and condensed milk I started 
him off with, did not satisfy his hunger. He 
wanted something solid. 

Because the foreign doctor makes many 
cures which the Korean physician cannot, 
the people think he can do anything. Sev- 
eral cases of insanity have been brought to me, 
and the relatives were much surprised that I 
had no medicine for that, while all the lepers 
in the neighborhood have come, expecting to 
be healed. 

A LITTLE VICTIM. 

Some time ago, a man brought a bright- 
faced little girl of thirteen years into the 
waiting-room. "She has a sleeping sick- 
ness." he began. " Every night, immediately 
after supper, she falls asleep and no amount 
of calling will arouse her. We have an inn, 
and if late guests seek admittance after the 
gate is locked, it is her duty to let them in. 
First T call, then I go and shake her, then I 
drag her out into the yard; but even after 
she has started she falls asleep before she 
gets to the gate." 

" Anything else ? " I asked. 

■ • Well, she has no sense at all. She for- 
gets things. She cannot count money. She 
is stupid " 

1 proceeded to ask her about her parents 



(who it proved are dead), her name, her age, 
etc.. and found her bright enough. Having 
brought a string of cash, she counted it as 
well as any child of her age. I began to sus- 
pect the man was lying and turned to him 
again: " Does she eat her three meals well?" 

Before he could reply, the little girl inter- 
rupted, " I eat only at night, and then lam 
very tired." The diagnosis after that was 
not difficult. 

After they had gone my teacher said: " She 
is a little overworked and underfed slave girl. " 

To all who come to the dispensary, the gos- 
pel is preached, books are sold, and a tract is 
given. Medical work seems to appeal to 
Koreans as a true charity, although I charge, 
if possible, the cost of the drugs. 



Dr. Alice Fish Moffett writes from 
Pyeng Yang regarding the personal work of 
missionaries and the future of Korea: 

As usual, Mr. Moffett has begun work again 
early Monday morning with the sitting-room 
full of Koreans. I can hear them talking. 
They are probably men from the country who 
came in to attend the Sabbath services. This 
dealing with individuals is the work Mr. Mof- 
fett loves well, and the work which tells on 
lives and hearts. Dealing thus with hundreds 
of them is a work which requires much 
time and strength, and it is this which brings 
the joy of being here and living close to the 
people.. We grow to love them more and 
more, and how they show their love for us! 
I often wonder if I could have had as great a 
love and pity for another people as I have for 
these oppressed, warm-hearted, needy Kore- 
ans. Surely it would have been so, for the 
love is God-given, but I am very glad He gave 
me the Koreans to love. . . . 

Our. poor people have scarcely where to 
turn if they wish to reach out and improve. 
A little prosperity means only greater oppres- 
sion. The injustice makes one's blood boil, at 
times. We who know what liberty means 
long to carry these people at one bound over 
a two or three hundred years' period, like that 
in which our ancestors wrought out freedom 
for us, that we may see them enjoy its bless- 
ings now. No one can predict what is coming 
for this nation. . . . There seems little 
doubt that before very long Russia or Japan 
will hold sway over this land, but how much 
of war must precede that change is a mystery. 
May this precious seed-sowing and out-gath- 
ering be prolonged if it is our Father's plan. 
We praise Him constantly that He is gather- 
ing out so many for His own 



HOME, DEPARTMENT 

MISSION STUDIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE— July, 1900. 

BIBLE LESSON. — The Development of Paul, the missionary. 1. Prior to conversion. 
2. Characteristics as a Jew. 3. Conversion. 4. Missionary call. 5. Training. 6. Motives 
underlying his zeal. (New Testament Studies in Missions, pp. 21-23, S. V. M., 15 cts.) 

THE PHILIPPINES AND HAINAN. THE FOREIGN BOARD. 

Whatever may be an American's model school was carried on in quarters almost 



Expansion. 

view of imperialism, the Christian 
can have but one opinion regarding the ex- 
pansion of the Church. Growth is the vital 
principle of Christianity : the words of Jesus 
Chrjst are. Give, feed, go, teach, baptize ; a 
self-centred church is a contradiction of terms. 
We know that the expansion of the English- 
speaking race is inevitable ; inherent energy 
compels it. Greed is to be abhorred, but there 
is in the race a higher quality than greed, a 
spiritual power, less conspicuous often, yet 
surely existing. It has compelled men to ac- 
knowledge right greater than might, it has 
followed the soldier with the apostle. If the 
Anglo-Saxon is forced from within to conquer, 
he is impelled from above to elevate. There- 
fore into our island possessions the Church 
must send men of living Christianity, whose 
words and deeds shall lead men to God. The 
people are in darkness — shall we close our eyes 
to the high privilege of giving them the light? 
Consult: Missionary Appeal, pp. 149-155, 29-40: For- 
eign Missions after a Century, pp. 17-51; Foreign Mis- 
sions in the East. pp. 1-29; the Outlook, Feb. 17, 1900, 
p. 391. 

. When the Rev. Jas. B. Rogers, the 
cSndHtoM. first Protestant missionary to the 
Philippines, was sent out by our 
Board, he began his work among the soldiers. 
He was told that it would be unwise for him 
to address the Filipinos, as they would resent 
reproach cast on their religion, and become 
still more opposed to American rule. The 
truth has since transpired that the people have 
been so long deceived and defrauded by the 
friars that they are eager to be rid of their 
yoke, and the more thoughtful realize their 
need of a true religion. Our government 
authorities encourage missionary effort, the 
former U. S. Consul is read}- to lecture in aid 
of a building fund for the mission. Our Board 
has now four missionaries on the field. 

Consult: Annual Report, pp. 210-212; Julv magazines. 
The Outlook, Oct. 28. '99, p. 504, Feb. 17, p. 404; "The 
Philippine Islands," leaflet, Am. Bible Soc. New York, 
free: Inter-Collegian, Ap., 1900, p. 149; Assembly Her- 
ald, Jan., 1900. 

Hainan. ^ ne mission in Hainan, southeast of 
China, has for us the peculiar interest 
of the Laos field, for no other society is there 
at work. It is also of especial interest because 
it is one of the youngest of our missions and 
full of encouragement. The work opened in 
1885, and now employs twenty missionaries. 
The Board has authorized the mission to es- 
tablish a new station in the southeast of the 
island. The medical work has been absorbing. 
The girls' boarding-school of Kiungchow is 
almost a model enterprise; its industrial de- 
partment has enabled the pupils to earn their 
own board, and the cost to the Foreign Board 
for the whole year was onlv S4.25. Yet this 



fatal to the health of pupils and teachers. 
Through the generosity of a Kansas Presby- 
terian the sum of SI, 500 has been sent to erect 
a new building. 

Consult : Woman's Work for Woman, Julv, '94, '96. 
'99, 1900; Ann. Rept., pp. 57-62; Assembly Herald, Apr. 
and July, 1900. 

The Foreign Board. 

The modern idea of a missionary society is 
only about one hundred years old; the chief 
characteristic of the present organizations is 
the effort to enlist the sympathies of the 
whole church, and so to systematize matters 
that the greatest results may be obtained from 
the strength, money and time invested. 

Our Board of Foreign Missions is a company 
of twenty-one men, clergy and laymen, elected 
by the General Assembly. Besides these there 
are four secretaries and a treasurer who give 
all their time to the work and receive salaries. 
Many and arduous are the duties devolving on 
these secretaries. They must inform the 
church at home of the needs of the field, 
giving every subscriber a knowledge of his in- 
vestment ; they must select and commission 
missionaries. By correspondence they must 
direct the policy of the field and keep in touch 
with every missionary. The secretaries must 
possess diplomatic skill, for they deal with 
Foreign Powers on delicate questions; busi- 
ness sagacity, for large trust funds are com- 
mitted to them; a grasp of world-wide affairs, 
for many international problems have their 
bearing on missions; a knowledge of finance, 
for they handle many mediums of exchange. 
These qualities demand a man of no small 
power. To these must be added tact and elo- 
quence, for they must stir dormant churches; 
patience, for every grievance comes to them for 
adjustment ; above all, an intimate fellowship 
with the Master, for from Him alone can come 
their inspiration. 

Our secretaries are Dr. Ellinwood, Mr. Speer, 
Dr. Brown and Dr. Halsey. Shall we not loy- 
ally sustain them by prayer and hearty co- 
operation ! The work of missions is ours, not 
theirs alone ; let us rise to our responsibility. 
Consult: C. E. World. Dec. 14, "99, R. E. Speer; 
Miss'y Review, Mar., 1900 ; Ann. Rept., pp. 2-12, 385- 
2S9 ; Concise History of Missions, pp. 209-250; For. 
Miss, after a Century, pp. 218-222: "The Foreign Board," 
leaflet, 1c, Room 814, 156 Fifth Avenue. New York. 

A Suggestion. One bright Endeavor Society made 
the operation of the Board verv real by presenting In 
action one of its meetings, after the manner of a mock 
trial. Members of the Board were dulv personated, the 
secretaries presented their "dockets," various questions 
were discussed and appropriations made. After several 
rehearsals the affair was given with zest, and developed 
hearty interest. 

Topics for Talks. Younrj People and Missions, 
(Miss'y Appeal, pp. 133-138, 189-1971: Philippim Prob- 
lems (Current literature) ; The Great Conference in 
Retrospect. 

L. B. Allen. 



Above furnished on separate sheets each month. Price 2 cts. per copy, 15 cts a dozen 
Order from "Studies," care of Woman's Work, 156 Fifth Ave., New York. 



[June, 



AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT. 



Please allow me through the medium 
of Woman's Work for Woman to 
thank all the clear friends who so quickly 
and bountifully responded to Miss Pen- 
rose's proposal to send a "banner box " 
for the Chinese. It is impossible to write 
and thank each one separately, but I do 
wish them to know that we received 
three boxes instead of one, and the con- 
tents helped to make over a hundred 
people happy. 

Lien Chow, Jan. 27, 1000. E. W. Machle. 



Miss Penrose, the energetic Young 
People's Secretary of Philadelphia 
North, also says of Mrs. Machle's boxes : 
"They might suggest to others how 
much may be done by co-operation at 
small cost to any one. AVashington 
and Burlington, X. J., and churches of 
Philadelphia North and a few of Phila- 
delphia sent packages for Mrs. Machle 
— her first box. 



WOMAN'S BOARDS IN ANNUAL MEETING. 



At Albany, New York, April I 8- \ 9. 

The State Street Church cordially 
welcomed the delegates to the twenty- 
eighth annual meeting of the Society of 
Northern New York. Wednesday after- 
noon at 2.30, Mrs. Richmond of the 
Madison Avenue Church led the open- 
ing devotional service. Her central 
thought was "The love of Christ con- 
straineth us." 

The Pastor, Rev. J. J. Lawrence, 
then introduced the Rev. Wm. Jessup 
of Zahleh, Syria. 

Mr. Jessup was heard with special in- 
terest, not only on account of his being 
a son of Dr. H. H. Jessup of Beirut, 
but because, though born in Syria, he 
came to Albany as a youth to prepare 
for college in the Boys' Academy. 
Twenty j'ears ago he attended the State 
Street Church, therefore he took special 
delight in addressing the missionary 
society in this church. In 1890 he was 
sent to Syria as a missionary and is now 
enjoying his first furlough. He said 
that the work in Syria was hampered in 
many ways but he did not propose to 
dwell on the discouragements. He 
claims that missions have done great 
things for S}'ria. The work is increas- 
ingly self-supporting. In 1898, $28,000 
were raised for the support of the 
churches and schools in the three pres- 
byteries. Many a Mohammedan has 
given up polygamy, having now but 
one wife, and in secret goes to the mis- 
sionaries to ask how to become a Chris- 
tian. Mr. Jessup considers the Jesuits 
greater foes than Mohammedans. Added 
to Mr. Jessup's forceful style of expres- 
sion, is the ring of true manliness, and 



he impresses one as having the courage 
of his convictions. 

Mr. Robert E. Speer held the close 
attention of a large audience in the 
evening, as he vividly pictured the bur- 
dens which rest upon women and chil- 
dren on the other side of the globe. He 
has but recently returned from an ex- 
tended tour to missionary fields and can 
speak with authority. To hear him once 
creates a desire to hear him again. 

Thursday morning, Mrs. A'an Wie of 
Melrose led the devotional service. She 
developed the thought that, as a loose 
screw in an otherwise perfect piano 
may break the connection and destroy 
all harmony, so if we lose our connection 
with Christ Ave can accomplish nothing 
for Him. We are as necessary to Christ 
as He is to us. 

The President, Mrs. Yeisley, in her 
address spoke of the necessity of con- 
tinuous work, especially of the import- 
ance of bringing up children to give 
systematically to missions, that the 
habit may be formed in earliest years. 
The treasurer's report showed *.'>00more 
this year than last,to the Society's credit. 

An admirable address by Mrs. W. F. 
Seymourof Tungchow. China, followed. 
She dwelt on the actual conditions, the 
needs, and mission work in the Celestial 
Empire and gave a vivid picture of her 
home in an ancient temple, the queer 
methods of traveling, and of the super- 
stitions and curiosity of the Chinese. 
She said one must be ready for anything 
and everything. The Boxers had not 
troubled them as yet, though some 
friends had been murdered in the next 
province. She is the wife of Dr. Sey- 



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167 



mour, who conducts a dispensary at 
Tungehow and treats 0,000-8,000 pa- 
tients a year. 

The afternoon session opened with 
prayer followed by the report of the pub- 
lication committee. The board of officers 
was reelected with the exception of the 
corresponding secretary, Miss Alice 
Templeton taking the place of Mrs. F. 
C. Curtis. A resolution was offered and 
adopted expressing appreciation of Mrs. 
Curtis's long term of service, fifteen 
years, in which she has given so much 
of time, money and herself to the work. 
Miss Templeton presided at the Young 
People's hour. Miss De Forest, Young- 
People's Secretary, made a short and 
stirring address. She said that she had 
fifteen minutes in which to give the 
bottled up energies of six months. Mr. 
Elliott Field of New York gave a prac- 
tical talk on how missionary work should 
be done in Young People's Societies. 
The leaders should be experienced and 
able not only to equip themselves but to 
educate the members of the society. He 
emphasized six things to be attained : 
desire for service, earnestness, open- 
mindedness, persistence, faithfulness 
and determination. 

A Band exercise by the Hopeful 
Workers, First Church, was led by Miss 
Cameron, and the benediction by Rev. 
J. J. Lawrence closed the meeting. 

A large number of the delegates, as 
well as many from Albany went on to 
New York to attend the Ecumenical 
Conference of Missions, to which this 
seemed a fitting stepping-stone. 

(Mrs. J. W.) J. K. Ellis. 

At San Francisco, California, April 4-6. 

The large chapel and board rooms at 
the Mission House have had the slight 
"middle wall of partition " removed, so 
that the two rooms can now be com- 
pletely thrown together and a large 
audience thus be accommodated — a 
much appreciated improvement. The 
annual gathering of the Occidental 
Board has just tested its capacity. Every 
seat was filled and the usual interest 
and enthusiasm was shining in every 
face. A most excellent programme was 
carried out with scarcely a variation or 
failure. The afternoon of April 4 was 
devoted to the reception of friends and 
delegates in the flower- bedecked rooms. 



Would that all lovers of the good cause 
could see with their mind's eye the 
wealth of calla lilies and roses, and the 
little Chinese children, a gay parterre 
of human flowers ! 

All California has been stirred with a 
deep and lasting indignation over the 
recent high-handed outrage perpetrated 
upon the Presbyterian Mission's young 
superintendent and one of her helpless 
wards. On this first afternoon of the 
meeting every one was eager to hear a 
detailed account of the affair, and Miss 
Cameron told the story. It is an old, 
yet almost incredible, fact that officers 
of the law can be found base enough to 
lend themselves to the service of Chinese 
highbinders who are seeking to reclaim 
their prey from our City of Refuge. A 
writ is made out demanding the girl on 
a charge of larceny. She is carried off 
from the Home for a mock trial and, in 
absence of bail, is lodged in jail. In the 
middle of the night a deputy arrives and 
states that the bail is paid ; the girl is 
taken out and apparently liberated, only 
to be seized by her master and spirited 
away in triumph. This time Miss Cam- 
eron accompanied the girl, as she has 
often done before in similar cases. In 
the dead of night the jail was forcibly 
entered by this officer (?), Miss Cameron 
was thrust aside, the girl put in a vehi- 
cle with a constable and a Chinese man. 
A justice ( !) awaited them, held a mock 
trial on the h igh way, the girl was made 
to plead guilty, five dollars fine was im- 
posed — and the master had his slave ! 
The people of Palo Alto, where the out- 
rage occurred, nearly lynched these ruf- 
fians, and to-day the whole country is 
watching their formal trial hoping to see 
them suitably punished. Miss Cameron's 
indomitable courage and fidelity to her 
charge are beyond praise, yet nothing 
could be simpler or more modest than 
her way of relating the story. 

All the Reports from Presbyterial 
secretaries and officers of every sort 
were interesting and encouraging. 
Even-where is " expansion " the watch- 
word. There were choice addresses and 
papers upon missionary topics, earnest 
prayers, and, of course, much taking of 
sweet counsel together. 

The only shadow was the knowledge 
that the bekn-ed President, Mrs. P. D. 
Browne, had positively said that with 



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WOMAN'S BOARDS IN ANNUAL MEETING. [June, 



this twenty-fourth year of service she 
must be released from office. Many 
were the sorrowing hearts and tender 
the words of farewell. Her successor, 
Mrs. C. S. Wright, will have the cor- 
dial support of all members of the 
Board, and was the unanimous choice 
of all. Otherwise the Board remains 
unchanged. Mary H. Field. 

At Portland, Oregon, April J 8- 19. 

As the delegates to the Twelfth An- 
nual Meeting of the North Pacific Board 
entered the city of Portland, they could 
hardly fail to behold with admiration 
the lofty summits of Mounts St. Helena, 
Adams and Hood, and to be reminded 
of the Psalmist's words : ' 'As the moun- 
tains are round about Jerusalem, so the 
Lord is round about his people, from 
henceforth, even for ever." 

The meetings were held in the beau- 
tiful First Church, where the officers 
have gathered from month to month to 
plan the work of the Board. On Tues- 
day evening an informal reception was 
tendered the delegates. A short musi- 
cal programme was announced by the 
Pastor, Dr. K P. Hill, after which he 
spoke a few words of greeting. ' 'A look 
into the face of Jesus as preparation for 
service " was the rich keynote given us 
in the Pastor's earnest words, the under- 
tone of which was heard in every ses- 
sion until the meeting's close. 

On Wednesday morning at the hour 
for devotional service a large number of 
women had gathered in the auditorium 
and this service of prayer, as well as all 
which preceded the business sessions, 
was in harmony with the keynote given 
by Dr. Hill. 

In the necessary absence from home 
of our honored President, Mrs. W. S. 
Ladd, the meetings were presided over 
by first Vice-President Mrs. E. W. 
Allen and, at her suggestion, a telegram 
of greeting was sent to Mrs. Ladd: 
Num. 6 : 24, 25, 26. 

The cordial welcome extended by 
Mrs. E. P. Hill was intensified in all 
hearts by these closing words, " That 
you open your hearts to receive the 
Holy Ghost; no higher joy can I desire 
for you." The response by Mrs. Gil- 
christ emphasized the words: "7 am 
with you," a promise which animates 
all missionary work. 



Reports of the secretaries spoke of 
many evidences of God's favor, increas- 
ing interest and activity, faithful work 
and much prayer ; plans by which every 
church, no matter how feeble, can have 
some part in the work; willingness to 
advance; unity, prayer, enthusiasm. 

The Treasurer, Mrs. Mossman, made 
an encouraging report of a gain of 
seventeen per cent, over receipts of last 
year, the sum total being 87,234.85. 
Plans and appropriations for the coming 
year were brought before the meeting 
and unanimously adopted. An advance 
of ten per cent, last year in all lines of 
work, except the Chinese Home, was 
granted without dissent. 

The Chinese Home report showed the 
loving, watchful care of Mrs. Holt, who 
serves gratuitously. Several inmates 
were married the past year and the num- 
ber left justified a reduction in appro- 
priation instead of advance. A large 
number of Chinese were present during 
the half hour devoted to this work. 

Miss Helen Clark, our missionary at 
Neah Bay, was present. She is lifting 
Jesus up and He is drawing some of 
those poor Indians unto Himself. ' 'When 
they accept the Scriptures they accept 
abundantly." 

The Young People's Missionary Rally 
was a large and interesting meeting. 

The report of S.C.E. work was given 
by Mrs. E. Protzman. Prof. Ewing 
spoke on "The Student Volunteer Move- 
ment " ; W. P. Holt, a Volunteer, on 
" The Young Man and the Kingdom in 
the Twentieth Century," and Rev. Rob- 
ert McLean on "The Young Man's Help- 
meet in the Twentieth Centuiy." The 
Foreign Secretary brought words from 
our missionaries : ' ' One of our joys is 
that this year alwavs seems better than 
the last," "Pray earnestly for us," "Not 
sick, only tired," "What joy in ser- 
vice." Earnest prayers followed the 
report. Able papers were read on 
Prayer j the Outlook, Opportunity, 
Obligation; Alaska; Africa; 3Iis- 
sions in the Islands. 

During the year three prominent 
members of the Board who were prime 
movers in the organization of missionary 
societies on this coast and whose lives 
were radiant in good deeds, were called 
Home — Mrs. Mary Holbrook, Mrs. Jen- 
nie Davies and Mrs. E. Adair. They 



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CALENDAR— TO THE AUXILIARIES. 



109 



were lovingly remembered in a paper 
prepared by Mrs. A. L. Lindsley. Tid- 
ings from presbyteries gave many best 
thoughts from presbyterial officers. The 
Prayer League was increased by addi- 
tion of many new names after an able 
talk by Mrs. A. W. Stowell. The "Open 
Parliament" gave opportunity for many 
practical subjects to be presented in 
three-minute talks. One most excellent 



feature of the meeting was the spirit of 
devotion and uplift which continued 
even during the noon hour when, each 
day, one and another as they could, 
would enter the room set apart and 
spend a few minutes in prayer. There 
were always many gathered there. 

It was decided by unanimous vote to 
hold the meeting of 1901 in the First 
Church of Salem, Oregon. 

(Mrs.) H. A. Ketchum. 



SINCE LAST MONTH. 

Arrivals: 

April 14. — At New York, J. S. Thomas, M.D., and Mrs. Thomas, from Laos. Address, 
Reedsburg, Wis. 

Miss Julia Hatch, from Praa, Laos. Address. Dilley, Oregon. 
April 20.— At New York, Dr. Mary P. Eddy, from Syria. Address, 156 Fifth Ave.. New- 
York, care of Mr. Hand. 
Departures: 

April 28 — Miss Margaret B. Axtell, to join the Brazil Mission at Bahia. 
May 9. — From New York, Rev. F. L. Snyder and family, returning to Siam. 

Miss Anabel Gait, returning to Siam. 
May 11. — From San Francisco, Rev. W. M. Baird and family, returning to Korea. 

Mrs. Crossette, returning to Shantung, China. 

Deaths : 

May 5 — At Seoul, Korea, Mrs. D. L. Gilford, after twelve years of missionary service. 
May 7 — At New York, Mrs. Harriet H. Fry, Special Object Secretary for Foreign Missions. 



TO THE AUXILIARIES. 



From Philadelphia , 



[FOR ADDRESS OF EACH HEADQUARTERS AND LIST OF OFFICERS SEE THIRD PAGE OF COVER.] 

From New York. 

Prayer-meeting at 156 Fifth Ave., corner 20th St.. the 
first Wednesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. Each other 
Wednesday there is a half-hour meeting for prayer and 
reading of missionary letters, commencing at same hour. 

Annual Meeting occupied only half a day 
at headquarters this year but there was a good 
attendance of officers and delegates from the 
near-by presbyteries, a few only coming from 
a distance. An interesting innovation was 
made by having reports read by several of the 
foreign secretaries, Mrs. Denny, Mrs. Kimball 
and Mrs. Reisch; Mrs. Dennis presented the 
report of the home secretaries, which was 
much enlarged this year as it takes the place 
of the usual condensed reports of the presby- 
terial secretaries : Miss Hamilton gave the 
report for Young People and also read that of 
Miss Davison on Special Objects; Mrs. Atter- 
bury spoke for Missionary Letters: Mrs. Delano 
for Publications and Miss Storm for Christian 
Endeavor. Miss Hubbard's report of the 
Treasury, §71, 353. 41, was followed by the rising 
of the audience and the hearty singing of 
" Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow." 
All these reports are presented in the Annual 
Report, which is now ready. It will repay care- 
ful reading, and we ask that the secretaries 
of auxiliaries will have their copies on hand 
at each meeting and encourage reference to it. 
The business of the morning also included the 
election of officers and the exercises were 
concluded by one of Dr. Halsey's stirring 
addresses. 



Send all letters to 501 Witherspoon Building. Direc- 
tors' meeting first Tuesday of the month, prayer-meeting, 
third Tuesday, each commencing at 11 o'clock. Visitor* 
welcome. 

June. Prayer Union. — Our Missionaries and 
their families. 

Total receipts for year ending April 20, 1900, 
•SloT,lo6.18. 

Total number missionaries on our roll, 179 ; 
of these, 21 are men supported by the S. C. E. 

The Thirtieth Annual Report of the Society 
will be ready for issue about June 1. 

Our faithful Treasurer, Mrs. Julia M. Fish- 
burn, requests that every officer give the tab- 
ulated report critical reading, and if mistakes 
are found, please notify her immediately, that 
they may be corrected at once, and not left 
until the close of the year when the task is 
both difficult and unsatisfactory. 

Those who send money to our Treasurer for 
the India Famine will remember that she 
cheerfully acts as banker for them, but that 
no credit can be given on her books. 

Home Life in South America and Mexico, 
Captain Allen Gardiner and Manuel Aguas 
(Heroes), Life in Barranquilla, Women of 
Mexico, all 2 cts. each, are helps for June 
meetings. 

Our workers may expect a new leaflet on 
Hainan and the Philippines in the form of 
questions and answers. Price, etc., will be 
given in Julv number. 



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XEW AUXILIARIES— TREASURERS' REPORTS. [June, 



The Ecumenical Conference was a special 
delight to the members of the New York 
Board as it brought so many of its constitu- 
ents to the city. It was particularly pleasant 
to meet the workers on the home held and the 
members of other Boards, at the reception 
given at the Rooms on the day following the 
closing of the Conference. This pleasure was 
enhanced by the opportunity it gave to greet 
the veterans from the foreign field, some that 
were only just about to start, and others whose 
faces and names have been familiar to us 
during varying lengths of time. This social 
hour filled to overflowing the already full cup 
of enthusiasm. 

In one of our auxiliaries in Binghamton, a 
successful plan in conducting meetings has 
been the appointment, by the president, of a 



programme committee, consisting of one older 
and one more recent worker. This committee 
changes each month. It takes charge after 
the business and devotional exercises are over. 
No excuses have been given. All asked have 
been read}- to serve. 

One presbyterial president urges the women 
in churches which are obliged to make great 
efforts to sustain themselves, to " band them- 
selves together for mission study and prayer 
while waiting for the time when they can 
regularly organize." 

The secretary of a presbyterial society writes 
that at a recent meeting of the officers of the 
auxiliaries, more of a sense of responsibility 
was evident and also an increased recognition 
of a definite relation to the presbyterial society 
and to t he Board. 



NEW AUXILIARIES AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES. 



ARIZONA. 

Phcenix, First Ch., Jr. C. E. 

ARKANSAS 

Mena. 

DISTRICT COLUMBIA. 

Anacostia. Y. L. Circle. 
Washington, Covenant Ch., 

Covenant Band. 
" Eastern Ch., 

Little Light Bearers. 
" Metropolitan Ch., 

" Inasmuch Guild." 



KANSAS. 

Abilene, Young People's Society. 
Topeka, First Ch., Golden Rule Club. 
MISSOURI. 
Joplin, First Ch., Boys" Fireside Bd. 
" Golden Links. 

I'll Try Bd. 
Kirkwood, Boys' Bd. 
NEW JERSEY. 
East Orange, Arlington Ave. Ch., 

Y. L. Guild. 
Mendham, Whatsoever Club. 
Succasunna, Y. L. S. 

Boys' Brigade. 



OKLAHOMA. 

Oklahoma City, Sunbeams. 
PENNSYLVANIA. 

Moosic, Y. L. Circle. 
Girls' Bd. 

Olney, Band. 

Yandegrift, Sunbeams. 

" King's Daughters. 
TEXAS. 

Galveston, Fourth Ch., Jr. C. E. 
VIRGINIA. 

Eckington, Little Light Bearers. 

Falls Church, Little Light Bearers. 



Receipts of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church from April \, 1900. 



I PBE8BYTERLE8 IN SMALL CAPITALS. 



Indicates Thank Offering 



Athens.— Amesville. 8, S.C.E., 3, S.C.E.Jr.. 1; Athens, 
21.71. S.C.E.. 12. S.C.E.Jr., 6; Barlow, 13, S.C.E., 1.25; 
Berea. £50; Beverlv. 16. S.C.E., 2; Bristol, 3.70; Carthage, 
5; Cheshire, 7: Gal'lipolis, 11.50, S.C.E., 5, S.C.E.Jr.. 2.50; 
Logan. 33. S.C.E., 10, S.C.E. Jr., 8; McConuellsville. 6, 
S.C.E.. 5. S.C.E.Jr.. 1; Marietta. 57.04; Middleport, 22.95, 
S.C.E. , 8.80. S.C.E. Jr., 6.25; Nelsonville, 8.25; New Mata- 
moras. 6.40. S.C.E.. 5: New Plvmouth, 2'., I-Will-Try Bd., 
3.25. S.C.E.. 2.50: Pomeroy, 17, S.C.E., 6.50, S.C.E.Jr., 5.50; 
Tapper's Plains. 2.25; Yeto, 3; Warren, 7.55, S.C.E., 2.50, 

$373.93 

Bellefontaine.— Belle Centre, 10; Bellefontaine, 43, 
S.C.E., 10: Buck Creek. 19; Bucyrus, 21; Crestline. 7.80, 
S.C.E.. 78 cts.: De Graff. 10; Forest, 12; Galion, 2, S.C.E., 
5.50: Huntsville. 2: Kenton, 42.20, Y.L.C., 15, S.C.E.Jr.. 3; 
Marseilles. 4; Rushsv Ivania. 7; Tiro, 9.40; Upper Sandusky, 
5.70. S.C.E., 7.70: Urbana, 45, Y.W.S., 6, A Friend. 10*0: 
West Liberty. 15. S.C.E.. 5; Zanesfield, 3. 434.08 

Bvtler. — Allegheny, 4.50. S.C.E., 8.20; Amitv, S.C.E.. 10; 
Buffalo. 12: Butler. 1st. 14.40. Y.W.S., 40. Club. 8. S.C.E., 
37, S.C.E.Jr.. 4; Butler 2d (*6.66). 32.95.Y.W.S., 5.55. S.C.E., 
25: Centreville. 6.00. S.C.E., 5; Clintonville, S.C.E.. 20; 
Concord. 19. S.C.E.. 25: Crestview. 5; Evans City, 11.50, 
S.C.E. Jr.. 10: Grove Citv. 47. S.C.E., 37.50, S.C.E.. Int., 
1.75. S.C.E. Jr.. 4: Harrisvilie, 20; Martinsburg. 19; Middle- 
sex. 10; Millbrook. 10.20; Mt. Nebo. S.C.E., 7; Muddy 
Creek. 4(1. S.C.E.. 10: New Salem. 14. S.C.E., 5; North Lib- 
erty. 10 : North Washington. 16.25. Little Workers, 3.S.C.E., 
16: Parker City, 15, S.C.E.. 15: Petrolia, 4; Plain Grove, 
Cheerful Workers. 5. S.C.E.. 2.91: Portersville. 10: Pros- 
pect. 13. S.C.E.. 10; Scrubgrass. 20: Summit. 11.10: Union- 
ville. 12.50: W. Sunburv, Busv Bees, 4.50; Zelienople. 21.25, 
S.C.E.. 10. S.C.E.Jr. 5.* 739.56 

Carlisle.— Lebanon. 4th St., 8. Y.P.S.. 6. 14.00 

Catawba.— Caldwell. 1: Concord, Westm'r. Willing 
Workers, 22. Little Ante, 1. 24.00 

Chester.— Chester. 3d. S.C.E.. 30. S.C.E., Int., 8; Forks 
of Brandywine. s.c.E.. 10; Ridlev Park. 5. 53.00 

C'Hti.Lif otiie — Bainbridge. 1.25, S.C.E.. 5: Bourneville, 
16.50. S.c.E.. 7: Blooroingbnrg, 5. s.c.E.. 2.50. S.C.E.Jr., 
1: Chillicothe. 1st. 90.30. Y.L.R.. 8.52. Earnest Workers. 5. 
S.C.E.. 12.50. S.C.E.Jr.. 3: 3d Ch.. 12.15. Primary CI., 4, 
S.C.E.. 2.50. S.C.E.Jr.. 1: Concord. 10.30. S.C.E.. 5: Frank- 
fort. 1. S.C.E . 5. s.c.E. Jr.. 8: Greenfield, 43.90. Snow- 
flakes, 8.05. S.C.E.. 22: Hamden, 8. s.c.E.. 2: Hulsboro, 
22.75. S.C.E.. 10: McArttmr, 6.50. S.C.E.. 5: Marshall. 3.13. 
S.c.E.. 3: Memorial, 8.C.E., 1.81; Mona, 1.15: Mt. Pleasant. 



5, S.C.E., 5: New Market. S.C.E.. 2.G0: North Fork. 11. 
S.C.E., 60 cts.; Pisgah, 9.50, S.C.E.. 7.25: Salem. 12.93. 
S.C.E., 20; Washington, 9.75, S.C.E.. 5: Waverlv. 3: 
Wilkesville. 6, S.C.E.. 5; Wilmington, 14.50. S.C.E.. 3. 453.50 
Cincinnati.— Bethel (*12.87), 25.87: Bond Hill. 1; Cin- 
cinnati, 1st, 21.45, Golden Circle, 10.20, King's Messengers, 
18.40, Lights for Darkness, 52.60, S.C.E., 6.85, S.C.E.Jr.. 3: 
2d Ch. (*9), 195.50, Y.L.S., 15.75, Wide Awake, 13: 3d Ch.. 
27.15, S.C.E., 20; 4th Ch., 16.20, Y.L.B.. 2.50: 5th Ch.. 8: 
6th Ch.. 15.35, Pearl Gatherers. 19: 7th Ch.. 58, Whatsoever 
Bd.. 5.50; Avondale (*2), 219.30. S.C.E., 19.25. S.C.E. Jr.. 11: 
Central, 39.45, S.C.E., 11.25; Clifton (*3.53). 44.99; McAlpine 
Bd.. 4.25: Knox(*2.69), 4.19; Mohawk, 26.02, Bd. of Hope. 
12.84, Buds of Promise, 1.62; Mt. Auburn. 143.49. S.C.E.. 
15, Clifford Chapel <*61. 8; Earnest Workers. 2: North (*1), 
18.77. Thomson Bd. (*1.80), 32.85, Willing Workers. 10. 
S.C.E., 2; Pilgrim Chapel, S.C.E.. 5: Poplar St., Shining 
Lights. 7.80, S.C.E.. 25. S.C.E. Jr.. 1.25; Sabbath Day Soc. 
109.50; Walnut Hills, 89.60. Acorn Bd.. 32.18. Fullerton, 
42, Humphrey, 46. L. L. Bearers, 4.25: Westm'r. 104.34. 
S.C.E., 30; Westwood, 27; College Hill (*35.65). 72.15. 
S.C.E., 11, S.C.E. Jr.. 5: Delhi, 21.50, S.C.E.. 12.50. S.C.E. 
Jr., 10; Elmwood Place, S.C.E., 3; Glendale. 26 85. Earnest 
Workers, 3.50. S.C.E., 12.50; Harrison, 16.15; Lebanon. 
58.25- Linwood, 1. Calvary Workers. 5. S.C.E.. 5: Locklaud 
(*15.20), 17.20, S.C.E.. 5: Loveland (*13), 26.75; Madeira. 
S.C.E.. 8; Madisonville (*3.75), 10.40, S.C.E.. 2: Monterey. 
S.C.E.. 2; Montgomery. 10.60, S.C.E.. 3.40. S.C.E. Jr.. 50 
cts ; Morrow. 35.05: New Richmond (*2.75), 19.49: Nor- 
wood. 13.82. Nelson Bd.. 10: Pleasant Ridge t*77 cts.). 16.90. 
S C.E.. 13: Silverton. S.C.E.. 3: Springdale (*3). 22.65: 
Venice. 6.50: Wyoming. 02.60. Y.L.B.. 16. Little Sunbeams. 
7, Little Women," 6.83, S.C.E., 10; Miss E. W. Smith. 2.50. 

2.280.10 

Clarion.— Academia. 10.84. S.C.E.. 7.46: Beechwoods. 93. 
Pancoast Soc. 10. Busy Bees. 31.65. S.C.E.. 25: Brockway- 
ville. 32.90. Crenshaw Soc. 3. Y.P.S.. 12. Always Ready. 17; 
Brookville. 105. Y.L.B.. 75: Callensburg. 10. S.C.E., 6: Clar- 
ion 37 07. Y.I.B.. 40. S.C.E.. 9: Dn Bois. Bd.. 5. S.C.E.. 5. 
S C E Jr.. 5: East Bradv. S.C.E.. 5: Edenbnrg, 14.70. Y.L. 
B . 5. Mavtlowers. 6.50. S.C.E.. 15: Enilenton. 41.75. S.C.E. 
Jr 2- Endeavor. S.C.E.. 15, S.C.E. Jr.. 11: Greenville. 20.31 : 
Johnson hmg. S.C.E.. 18.46; Licking. 20: Jit. Tabor. 7: New 
Bethlehem. Y L.B., 44. Star Bd.. 20. S.C.E.. 5: New Reho- 
bnth 10 30; Marionville. S.C.E.. 10; Oil City. 2d. 74.62. Good 
Will Bd . 30. S.C.E.. 13: Penfield. Bd.. 2: Pisgah. 37. S.C.E. 
Jr. 5: Punxntawnev. 0 25; Revnoldsville, 37.60, S.C.E Int. 



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THE AS UEERS ' REP OR TS. 



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5, 8.C.E. Jr., 5; Richardsville.8; Shiloh, 5, S.C.E., 3; Sligo, 
15; Sugar Hill, 27.25, S.C.E., 2; Tionesta, 80, S.C.E., 10, S. 
C.E. Jr., 12.50; Troy, 10; Wilcox, 5.30, Bd., 3.25, S.C.E., 12, 

1,210.60 

Cleveland.— Akron, 1st, 8; Central, 3; Ashtabula, 1st, 
46.50, S.C.E., 25; Cleveland. 1st, 210, Haydn Cir., 50, S.C.E., 
2.60, S.C.E.Jr., 25 cts., A Member, 5; 2d Ch., 69.15, James 
EellsBd.,55; Beckwith, 08.61, S.C.E., 16.50; Bethany, 13.41, 
S.C.E.,5; Bolton Ave., 33, S.C.E., 28; Calvary, 110.40, Haydn 
Soc. 55, Mrs. E. Bushnell, 57.60, Miss Sherman, Mrs. Kline 
and Mrs. Saunders, 06, S.C.E., 40; Case Ave., 64.06. S.C.E., 
10: East Madison Ave., 141.14, S.C.E.,25; Miles Park, 11.50, 
S.C.E., 40; Xorth, 35.05, S.C.E. Jr., 20; South, 11, S.C.E., 5; 
Willson Ave., 25.55, S.C.E., 13.20; Woodland Ave., 156.81, 
King's Sons and Daughters, 26, Sarah Adams Bd., 5; East 
Cleveland, 1st, 75; Glenville, 3, S.C.E., 10; Kingsville, S.C. 
E., 12: Northfield, 5, S.C.E., 10; N. Springfield, 7.52; Or- 
well, 3.03, S.C.E., 8; Rome, 8.50; Seville, 15; South New 
Lyme. 11; Streetsboro', 5, S.C.E., 5; Willoughby, 18, 1,843.88 

Columbus.— Amanda, 10, S.C.E., 5.70; Bremen, 3.82; Cen- 
tral College, 15; Circleville, 32.30, S.C.E., 5; Columbus, 1st, 
51; 2d Ch:, 146.00, Y.L.C., 10, Moore Bd., 5.11, Y.L.S., 56.25, 
Priraarv CI., 14.11, S.C.E., 8; Broad St., 86.85, Suturia Bd., 
75, S.C.E., 25; St. Clair Ave., 26, S.C.E. Jr., 2; Olivet, 12.63; 
Westm'r, 67.03, Y.L.B., 50, Westm'r League, 1.67, Little 
Girls' Bd..2.30; Grove City, 1.25; Lancaster, 30.85; Lithopo- 
lis. 2.25; London, 18, Mrs. Finlev, 15; Mifflin, 1; Mt. Ster- 
ling, 10.60, L. L. Bearers, 2.75; Plain City, 18, S.C.E. Jr., 2; 
Rush Creek, 14; Scioto, 4; Westerville, 24, H. Bushnell Bd., 
5, S.C.E., 11.75; Worthington, 10, S.C.E., 3; Coll. Pres. 
meeting. 13.13, 808.01 

Dayton.— Dayton, 3d St., 285.20; Franklin, 10; Osborn, 
2: Springfield, 1st, S.S., 25, S.C.E., 25; 2d Ch., Y.W.S., 78, 
Ellen Bushnell Bd., 18; Xenia, Conversazione, 8.50, S.S., 
26.29; Yellow Springs, 28.63, 506.62 

East Florida. — Green Cove Springs, S.C.E., 5.00 

Elizabeth. — Basking Ridge, 54.50; Bethlehem, 37.50; Car- 
teret, 1; Clarksville, S.C.E.. 3.50; Clinton, 50, Sewing Soc, 
21. Bovs' Bd., 15; Connecticut Farms. 30; Cranford, 20.37; 
Dunelien. 25; Elizabeth Ass'n, 15.38; 1st Ch., 56.73. Mary- 
Morrison Bd., 75, King's Children, 25; 2dCh.,47.6i; 3d Ch., 
117.35, S.C.E., 12.50; Grevstone, Cheerful Givers, 55, Y.P.S., 
40: Madison Ave., 0.75, Y.L.B., 7.37; Westm'r. 88.25, Bd., 
2S4.38. Junior Bd.. 15, Y. P. Union (S.C.E.), 25, Hope Chap- 
el, 5. S.C.E., 5. S.C.E. Jr., 3; Liberty Comer, 5: Metuchen, 
45. Little Gleaners, 5.50, S.C.E., 3.08; Perth Amboy, 80, S.C. 
E.. 20; Plainfield, 1st, 50, King's Messengers, 1.50, S.C.E., 
10; Crescent Ave.. 464.60, Earnest Workers, 40, Sunshine 
Bd., 55. S.C.E., 25, Hope Chapel, S.C.E., 5, Warren Chapel, 
10. S.C.E., 25; Pluckamin, 30.70, Crescent Bd., 20.81, S.C.E., 
0.06; Rahway, 1st, 36.05, S.C.E., 11.73; 2d Ch., 83.71, Harvest 
Bd.. 25, S.C.E., 15; Roselle (*41). 71.50, L. L. Bearers, 0.25, 

5. C.E.. 22, S.C.E.Jr., 2.50; Springfield, 24.05, S.C.E., 10; 
Westfield, 00: Woodbridge (*12.25), 37.25, Lilies of the Field, 
30. S.C.E.. 8.20, 2,535.70 

Erie.— Atlantic, S.C.E.Jr., 5; Belle Valley, 9.70, S.C.E., 
5: Bradford, 45, S.C.E.Jr., 2; Cambridge Sps., 55.60; Coch- 
ranton, 20, S.C.E., 5; Conneaut Lake, 6; Conneautville, 
16..58. S.C.E., 10, S.C.E. Jr., 2; Cool Spring, 10, Do-What- 
You-Can Bd., 5; Corry, 25: Edinboro, 2.35, E. J. Reeder Bd., 
34; Erie, 1st, 108.87, S.C.E., 50; Central, Y.L.S., 51, S.C.E. 
Jr.. 5; Chestnut St., 15, Y.L.B., 25; Park, 224.65, S.C.E., 
26.25: Fairfield, S.C.E., 2; Fairview, 14.29, S.C.E., 03 cts.; 
Franklin, 330.13, Y.L.B., 43.65, Olive Branches, 20.60, Daugh- 
ters of Lvdia, 11.50, S.C.E., 20, S.C.E. Jr., 5; Fredonia, 8.73; 
Garland, 10, S.C.E., 2; Georgetown, 5.00; Girard, 28.33; 
Gravel Run, 4; Greenville, 103, Y.L.B., 25, Star of nope Bd., 
10; Hadley. 6, S.C.E., 5; Harbor Creek, 8.24, S.C.E., 5; James- 
town. 27.72; Kerr Hill, 50, S.C.E., 3; Meadville, 1st. 30, CI. 

6, 2, S.C.E., 2.50. S.C.E. Jr., 5.15; Central, 54.32, Y.P.B., 5, 
S.C.E., 10; Mercer, 1st. 35.36, Y.L.B., 25, S.C.E., 5, S.C.E. 
Jr.. 1; 2d Ch„ 112. Y.P.B., 25, L. L. Bearers, 5, L. L. Bearers 
senior, 5.25; Mill Village, 4.41, S.C.E.,5; Mt. Pleasant, 11.64; 
New Lebanon, 4.85; Noith East, 81.48, Y.L.B., 51.41, Do- 
What-You-Can Bd., 17.50, L.L. Bearers, 1.50, Moorheadville, 
S.C.E., 1.50; Oil City, 1st, 50, Y.W.B., 37, S.C.E.Jr., 10; 
Pittsfield, S.C.E., 5; Pleasantville, 26, Little Workers, 5.50, 
S.C.E., 20; Sandy Lake, 21.34, S.C.E.,5; Springfield, 11; 
Stoneboro, 12; Sugar Creek, 11.64; Sunville, 8, S.C.E., 5; 
Tidiotite, 58.20, S.C.E., 10, S.C.E. Jr., 10; Titusville, 580.10, 
Y.L.B. (Clara Wagner Mem'l, 25), 158.11, Alexander Bd., 35, 
S.C.E.. 50; Union City, 47. Rosebud Bd., 2; Waterford, 85: 
Wattsburg. 7.37. S.C.E., 2.40, 3,297 74 

Fairfield.— Bethlehem, 1st, 50 cts.; Camden, 2d, 1 ; Cher- 
aw, 1; Ebenezer, 1.25; Good Will, 2, Y. P. S., 2; Grand View, 
50 ct-. ; Hermon, 1.25; Ladson, 2.50, Children's Bd., 50cts.; 
Melina, 1.50; Mt. Sinai, 75 cts.; Mt. Tabor, 50cts.; Pleasant 
Grove, 50 cts.; Pleasant Ridge, 50 cts.; Rockford, 1; Trini- 
ty* 10 < 27 25 
Hoi.ston.— Elizabethton, 3; Greenville, 45; Mt. Bethel, 
S.C.E.. 5.23; Salem, S.C.E., 2, 55.03 
Huntingdon.— Lower Tuscarora, S.C.E., 12.50- Orbiso- 
nia, S.C.E., 2, 14.50 



29, S.C.E., 5; Olena, 17; Peru, 6.50; Republic, 1.95; San- 
dusky, 15.52; Tiffin, 47.76, 300.54 

Jersey City.— Leonia, S.C.E., 6; West Hobokeu, Wink- 
ers, 103, 109.00 

Kittanning.— Apollo, 31.62, Hopeful Bd., 3.50, Faithful 
Workers, 2.38; Bethel, 24, S.C.E., 4; Black Lick. 4, S.C.E., 
2; Centre, 3.20; Clarksburg, 20, S.C.E., 13; Curie's Run, 
3.16; Ebenezer, 30; Elder's Ridge, 23, Donaldson Bd., 11.45, 
S.C.E., 20; Elderton, 20.29; Freeport, 42.90, S.C.E., 20; Glade 
Run, 17, S.C.E., 5.40; Homer City, 12.50, S.C.E.. 3: Indiana, 
157, S.C.E.,, 20; Jacksonville, 12, Class, 30: Kittanning, 1st, 
225; Leechburg, S.C.E. Jr., 1; Marion, 10.06, S.C.E. Jr., 2.79; 
Mechanics burg, 15; Rural \ alley (* and silver off., 30.00), 
44.00; Saltsburg, 57; Slate Lick, 36.60, S.C.E.. 10.88; Tun- 
nelton, 13.50; Union, 5, S.C.E., 3; West Glade Run, 25; 
West Lebanon, 26.73, S.S. Class, 20.50; Worthington, S.C.E., 
1; A Friend, 2.50, 1,060.79 

Lackawanna.— Ashley, S.C.E., 22.41. S.C.E.Jr., 29; 
Athens, 12.50, S.C.E., 10; Bennett, 5, S.C.E.. 10: Bernice, 
Helena Cir., 10; Canton, 13; Carbondale, 1st, 188.04, Y.L.B., 
6.05; Dunmore, 45, Y.L.C., 30, S.C.E.. 25: Great Bend, 
20.50; Harmony, 7.50; Hawley, 13; Honesdale. 35. S.C.E., 
5; Kingston, 89.50, Torch Bearers, 10; Langcliffe, 35. S.C.E. 
Jr., 50; Little Meadows, 8; Meshoppen. 10; Monroeton, 9, 
DeHeerBd., 6; Montrose, 102.44, S.C.E.. 20; Moosic, 61.36, 
S.C.E., 7, S.C.E.Jr., 13.64. Y.L.C., 12, Girls, 5, Greenwood, 
S.C.E., 2.50; Nanticoke, 20, Joy-To-All Bd., 15; New Mil- 
ford, 7.50; Olyphant, 7; Pittstou, 1st, 20.34, Park Cir., 44, 
Bethel Bd., 27, S.C.E., 11; Plymouth, 13.55: Seranton, 1st, 
150; 2d Ch., 780.48, Bovs' Bd., 50; Green Ridge Ave., 71.77; 
Providence, 75.78; Washburn St., 21.30, Bertha Lamont 
Soc, 65, S.C.E., 26.86, S.C.E. Jr., 6; Shickshinny, 13.75, 
Annie Morton Bd., 25; Stella, 13; Stevensville. 10.59. S.C.E., 
6.75; Susquehanna, 22; Towanda, 57, Overton Bd.. 35. Troy, 
20, Birthdav Bd., 6.25; Tunkhannock. 34. s.c.E.. 20; Ul- 
ster, 4.10; W. Pittston, 55.16, Y.P.B.. 25.50. Willing Work- 
ers, 12.30, D. Livingstone Bd., 25; Wilkes-Barre, 1st, 178.10, 
Y.W.B., 132.50, Mrs. Loop's Bd., 12, S.C.E.. 81.75; Me mo- 
rial, 08, Mem'l Cir., 30, Whosoever Will Bd.. 25, Mary 
Lynde and Frank Bd., 13; Wvalusing. 1st. 25: 2d Ch., 25, 
S.C.E., 5.57; Wyoming, 20.64, Y.P.S.. 3.45, 3.325.52 

Lehigh.— Ashland, S.C.E., 12.45; Shawnee, S.C.E., 1.50; 
South Easton, S.C.E., 11.84, 25.79 

Lima. — Ada, 0; Blanchard, 31.15; Columbus Grove, 6; 
Delphos, 47.20, Gleaners, 6; Enon Valley, 6.11; Findlay, 
2d, 8; Kalida, 1.05; Leipsic, 10; Lima, Market Bq., 44.58; 
McComb, 11; Middlepoint, 5; Ottawa, 20.73; Rockford, 17; 
St. Mary's, 16.05; Sidney, 33; Van Wert, 27.70; Wapa- 
koueta, 5; Pres. Soc. for Syn. obj., 22.35. 300.65 

McClelland. — Bowers Chapel. 1; Mattoon, 1.50, 2.50 

Mahoning.— Alliance, 18, Y.L.S., 20; Brookiield, 1; Can- 
ton, 1st, 31.88, Little Gleaners, 10, S.C.E.. 17: Calvary, 33; 
Campion, 11.50, S.C.E., 2.50; Canfield. 27: Clarkson, 7.35; 
Columbiana, 4.80, S.C.E., 0; Concord. S.C.E.. 4; E. Pales- 
tine, 15, S.C.E., 6.35; Ellsworth, 21.18, S.C.E., 16: Hubbard, 
9; Kinsman, 16, Y.L.S., 24, S.C.E., 5.50, S.C.E.Jr., 2.50; 
Leetonia, 6.50, S.C.E.Jr., 5; Lowellville. 5; Lisbon. 39, 
S.C.E., 6; Massillon, 37.45, S.C.E., 10; Middle Sandy, 24.60. 

5. C.E., 5; Mineral Ridge, 8, S.C.E.. 3. S.C.E.Jr., 1.50; 
Xiles, 22.08, S.C.E., 6.70, S.C.E.Jr., 2.50: Xorth Benton, 15; 
Xorth Jackson, 5; Petersburg, 11.04, S.C.E., 5; Poland, 12, 
Y.L.B., 50; Rogers, S.C.E., 1; Salem, 25, S.C.E., 35; War- 
ren, 25, S.C.E., 15, S.C.E., 7.50; Youngstown, 83.25, Y.L.S., 
53; Westm'r, 11.22, S.C.E., 23; Pres. Soc, Svn. obj., 20, 

803.70 

Marion.— Ashley, 2; Berlin, 9, S.C.E.Jr., 1; Brown, 5: 
Cardington, 7; Chesterville, 13, Y.L.B.. S, Little Gleaners, 

6, S.C.E., 1; Delaware, 82.06, Y.P.B., 55; Iberia, 7; Jerome, 
10; Liberty, 21.25; Marion, 101.71, S.C.E.Jr.. 15; Marvs- 
ville, 45.07, S.C.E., 8, S.C.E.Jr., 8.50; Milford Centre, 2.65; 
Mt. Gilead, 16.25, S.C.E., 4.83; Ostrander. 4; Pisgab, 4; 
Richwood, 14.15, S.C.E., 1.30; Radnor and Thompson. 5; 
Trenton, 23.50, Rays of Light, 6; W. Berlin, 22; York. 7.75; 
Pres. Soc, Syn. obj., 5.75, 528.61' 

Maumee — Antwerp, 8.34, S.C.E., 9.70; Bowling Green, 
65.46; Bryan, 10.70, S.C.E., 10.76, S.C.E.Jr., 66 cts.; Defi- 
ance, 36.39; Delta, 8.30, S.C.E , 19.40; Eagle Creek, 4.8S; 
EastToledo, S.C.E., 4.85; Edgerton, 3.42, S.( .E.. 2.43; Hicks- 
ville, 7.76, S.C.E., 4.85; Maumee, 6.20: Montpelier, 8.60, S. 
C.E., 5; Napoleon, 7.63; Xew Rochester, 7.76, S.C.E., 8.71 ; 
Paulding, 9, Busv Gleaners, 1, S.C.E., 11.04, S.C.E.Jr., 50 
cts.; Xorth Baltimore, 10.07, S.C.E.. 9.70; Pemberville, 
14.70, S.C.E., 4.85; Perrysburg, 1st, 11.16: Rudolph. S.C.E., 
4.85; Toledo. 1st, 15.77, S.C.E., 48.50. S.( ,E. Jr.. 4.S5: 3d Ch., 
9.70, S.C.E., 0.70; 5th Ch.,8, Faithful Bd.. 1.25. S.C.E.. 24.25, 
S.C.E. Jr., 4; Collingwood Ave., 54.52; Westm'r, 53.87. S.C. 
E., 23.00; Tontogonv, 15; West Bethesda. 2.00. S.C.E., 7.52; 
Weston, 7, S.C.E., 5; West Unitv, 11. S.C.E.. 12.37, 656.05 

Monmouth.— Allentown, 00, Y.L.S.. 8, S.C.E.. 10. S.C.E. 
Jr., 5; Asbury Park, 7.60; Westm'r. 5. Ladies. 25: Atlantic 
Highlands, 2, S.C.E., 12.50; Barnegat. 85, S.C.E.. 2.50; Bel- 
mar, S.C.E., 15; Beverly, 118, S.C.E., 46. S.C.E.Jr.. 2; Bur- 
lington, 80; Columbus, 7.84, S.C.E.. 2.50: Cranbury, 1st. 87.80, 
Willing Workers, 10.61; 2d Ch.. 120.17. Willing Helpers, 17, 
Fruit Gleaners, 30.60, S.C.E., 22.30: Cream Ridge, 13.25: De- 
lanco, 10, S.C.E., 5; Englishtown. 27. S.C.E., 10; Farming- 



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TREASURERS' REPORTS. 



[June, 



dale, S.C.E.. 5; Forked River, S.C.E., 1.50; Freehold, 185, 
S.C.E.. 25: Hightstown. 50, Amaranth lid., 40, Reapers, 0; 
Jacksonville, 5, s.c.E., 5; Jamesburg, 42.43, S.C.E., 20, S.C. 
£. Jr., 5; Lakewood, 61.80, S.C.E., 55: Hope Ch., S.C.E., 2; 
Long Branch, To. Y.P.S., 15, 8.C.E., 10; Manalapan, 87.68; 
Mauasquan. 44.05, King's Daughters, 5, S.C.E., 22.90; Mata- 
wan. !)5.r0, S.C.E., 15, S.C. E. Jr., 2.50, Glcnwood Soc, 00, 
Willing Workers, 35: Moorestown, 45, S.C.E., 22.50, S.C.E. 
Js.. 2.50; Jit. Hollv, 50, B.C.E., 40.78; New Gretna, S.C.E., 
2; Oceanic. 50, Young Girls' Bd., 1, S.C.E., 1; Point Pleas- 
ant. 5, S.C.E.. 5; Plunistead, 10; Red Bank (sp., 15), 81.10, 
S.C.E.. 25; Riverton, Earnest Workers, 37, S.C.E. ,5, W. Pal- 
myra. 10; Shrewsbury, 100, Eatontown, S.C.E., 10; Tenncnt, 
54, Annie Morton Bd., 10, S.C.E., 8.76, 2,289.21 

Morris and Orange.— Boonton, 59, S.C.E., 10, S.C.E. Jr., 
8; Chatham, 78, S.C.E. Jr., 4; Dover, 24.65. S.C.E., 25; Do- 
ver, Welsh, S.C.E.. 1; E. Orange, 1st (*28.50), 230, Christian 
League. 50, Willing Workers, 40; Arlington Ave., 29; Brick 
(*141). 25-;. ricart-and-IIand Bd., 20, Boys', 30, S.C.E., 20; 
Flanders. 5; German Valley, S.C.E., 2.50; Hanover, 75, S.C. 
E., 10: Alton, S.C.E., 3.50; Madison, 86.50, Y.L.S., 94.03, 
Busy Bees. 10; Mendham, 1st, 47; Morris Plains, S.C.E., 5; 
New Providence, 20, S.C.E., 6.50; New Vernon, Willing 
Workers. 103.24; Orange, 1st, 250; Central, 237.55; Hillside, 
138.47, Bd., 25; Parsippany, 42.50, S.C.E., 50, S.C.E. Jr., 5; 
Rockaway, 39.75, S.C.E.. 19.79; Saint Cloud, 9.96; School- 
ev's Mountain, 0.45; South Orange, 1st, 45, S.C.E., 5; Trini- 
ty, 50, Bd., 10; Succasunna, 12; Summit, 75.22, S.C.E., 2.50; 
Wyoming, 20; A Friend, 40, 2,434.71 

Newark. — Arlington, 1st, S.C.E., 40; Bloomfield.Westm'r, 
112.50, Westm'r Bd., 55, Junior Bd., 7.67; Caldwell, 75; 
Kearney, Knox, S.C.E., 50, S.C.E. Jr., 7; Lyons Farms, 25, 
Twinkling Stars, 25, S.C.E., 15; Montclair, 1st, 25, Y.W.S., 

4, S.C.E., 12.50. Miss Alice Carter, 2; Grace, 42; Trinity, 50: 
Newark. 2d, 359.68, Star Bd., 25; 3d Ch., 235.63; Calvary, 
10.79; Central, 7; Fewsmith, S.C.E. Jr., 36; 5th Ave., 25, 
Starlight Bd., 5.09; Forest Hill, 20, S.C.E., 3.45; nigh St., 
111.81, Fannie Meeker Bd., 15, S.C.E., 17.51; Mem'l, S.C.E. 
Jr., 8.70; Park, 160, S.C.E., 15, S.C.E.Jr., 5; Roseville, 192, S. 
C.E., 50; Wickliffe, 21; Roselaud, Susie Condit Bd., 30; Ve- 
rona. S C.E., 2.04; Special, 4, 1,807.37 

New Brunswick.— Alexandria, Little York, S.C.E., 0; 
Amwell, 1st, 51, S.C.E., 10; Amwell United, 1st, 23, S.C.E., 
5; 2d Amwell, 13.45, S.C.E., 5; Bound Brook, 12. S.C.E., 
10, S.C.E. Jr., 3.25; Dayton, 19.99; Dutch Neck, 8.50; 
Ewing, 34, Bd., 30, S.C.E., 5; Flemington, 58.04, Glean- 
ers, 170, S.C.E., 20; Frenchtown, 51.03, S.C.E., 10; Hamil- 
ton Sq., 20, S.C.E., 20, S.C.E. Jr., 3; Holland, 12, S.C.E., 5; 
Hopewell, S.C.E., 12, S.C.E. Jr., 4.48; Kingston, 18, Cheer- 
ful Workers, 1.50, S.C.E., 5; Kirkpatrick Mem'), S.C.E., 5; 
Lambertville, 105.50, Ogilvie Bd., 28.40, S.C.E., 25; Law- 
renceville, 100, Gosman Bd., 13, Gosman, Jr., 5, Mrs. Van 
Dyke's, 10, S.C.E., 15, Bakersville, S.C.E., 2, Rosedale, 

5. C.E., 2; Milford, 30, S.C.E., 15: Mt. Pleasant, S.C.E., 5; 
New Brunswick, 1st, 25, S.C.E.. 18.75, S.C.E.Jr., 8; 2d Ch., 



S.C.E., 25; Pennington. 25, Anna Foster Bd., 24, S.C.E., 10, 
S.C.E. Jr., 10; Princeton, 1st, 375, Y.W.S., 46, S.C.E . 15; 
2d Ch., 20, S.C.E., 35; Stockton, 5.17, S.C.E., 8; Stonv 
Brook, S.C.E., 10; Titusville, 5, S.C.E., 10: Trenton. 1st. 
125, Golden Hour Circle, 30, S.C.E., 50: 2d Ch., 15, S.C E 
30; 3d Ch., 160, Y.L.S., 20, S.C.E.Jr., 20, S.C.E.. 
50; 4th Ch., 238, Y.L.S., 40, Little Workers, 10, Emily 
Bd., 20. S.C.E., 25: 5th Ch., 30, S.C.E., 30: Bethanv. 
24, S.C.E., 10; East Trenton, 32, Bible CI., 10.89, S.C.E., 25. 
Cash, 5; Walnut Ave., S.C.E.. 5; Prospect St., 151.02. 
S.C.E., 50; A Friend, 20; Cash. 3.22, 2.910.37 

New Castle.— Bridgeville. S.C.E., 4; Buckingham. 3.75; 
Chesapeake City, 20, What-We-Can Bd.. 10. Ever Ready, 4, 
S.C.E., 12; Delaware City, 5; Dover, 34, S.C.E., 1.50; Elk- 
ton, 90.03, Bd., 13; Frankford, S.C.E., 2: Forest, 13.76. 
S.C.E., 23; Glasgow, 4.35; Green Hill, Busy Bees, 3.50, 
Earnest Workers, 2.50: Head of Christiana! 5. S.C.E.. 5: 
Lewes, 48.90; Lower Brandvwine, 30; Manoken, 20.05, 
S.C.E., 35 Cte.; Milford, 20; Newark, 9, Y.L.C., 10, S.C.E.. 
5; Perrvville, 5; Pitts Creek, 20: Port Deposit, 15; Port 
Penn, 6, Willing Workers, 2, S.C.E., 1; Red Clay Creek, 
S.C.E., 10; Renoboth, Del.. 12.70; Rehoboth, Md., 6.50: 
Rock, 5, Gleaners, 1.50; Smyrna. 7, S.C.E., 75 cts.. S.C.E., 
Jr.. 25 cts.; W. Nottingham, 19.50, Girlsl Bd., 12 30, Snow- 
drops, 2.15; White Clay Creek, 11.50, S.C.E.. 5: Wicomico, 
10.25, S.C.E., 5.70; Wilmington, 1st. 21.30, M illing Workers. 
1.50; Central, 25, S.C.E., 20; Hanover St., 56, S.C.E.. 11: 
Olivet, 5, S.C.E., 2, S.C.E., Jr., 1; Rodnev St., 43.83, Rath- 
erine Wales Bd., 15, Nixon Bd.. 30; West, 39.28, Happv 
Workers, 20, S.C.E., 22.36, S.C.E.Jr., 1.70; Zion, 11.40. 
Happy Harvesters, 3.75, I-Will-Try Bd., 2. S.C.E., 5, 901.81 

New Jersey Synodical Soc— Collection. 50.00 

Newton.— Andover, 3.08; Asbnry, 12.50, S.C.E., 13. 
S.C.E.Jr., 8: Belvidere, 1st, 59.50, Mrs. Albertson, 100, Wil- 
ling Workers, 10, Gleaners, 10, McAlister, 10, S.C.E.. 5.70; 
2d Ch., 38, Paul Bd., 10; Blairstown, 123.60, Kuhl Bd.. 25. 
Boys' Brigade, 21.50, Blair Hall Bd., 10, S.C.E.. 5; Beatt\>- 
town, S.C.E., 50 cts.; Bloomsburv. 34; Danville, 12.50; 
Deckertown, 20.73, S.C.E., 10; Delaware, 9.82; Franklin 
Furnace, S.C.E., 3; Greenwich, 40; Hackettstown, 75, 
S.C.E., 50.15; Harmony, 20.50; Knowlton,4; Lafayette, 5.32: 
Marksboro, 18; Musco'netcong Valley, 8.18; Newton. 115.91. 
Byington Bd., 85, Watchers, 50 cts., Bright Stars, 2.50. 
S.C.E., 4; Oxford, 2d, 9.51, Primarv CI., 10.09; Phillipsburg. 
1st, 88.90; Westm'r, 22.30, S.C.E., 4.00; Stanhope, 34, S.C.E., 
4; Stewartsville, 23.93, New Village Bd., 4; StUlwater, 4.57: 
Washington, 25, 1,222.05 

[The remainder of receipts for April will appear in July 
Woman's Work.] 

Total for April, 1900, S68.136.16 
Total since May 1, 1899, 157.156.18 

In April Woman's Work, under Cincinnati Pby., Glen- 
dale should read 828.38, and under Lebanon, Mrs. Evalina 
Baker, dee'd, 825, was accidentally omitted. 



Receipts of the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the Northwest to April 20, 1900. 

Aberdeen.— Castlewood, S5.00 ville, 2.40; Valley, 2; Union Star, 5.54, C.E., 3.50; Willow 

Alton.— Alton, 43; Belleville, Y'.L.S., 6.50; Brighton, 1.75, Creek, 1.30, 22.66 

C.E., 3; Carlinville, C.E., 2.50; Carrollton, 37.15, C.E., 10; Butte.— Anaconda, C.E., 10; South Butte, C.E., 4; Mis- 

E. St. Louis, 30.40, C.E., 17.80; Greenfield, 12; Greenville, soula, Jr. C.E., 2.50; Phillipsburg, 3.50, 20.00 

38.50, C.E., 6; Jerseyville, 47.60; Lebanon, 70 cts.; Litch- Cairo.— Anna, 15, C.E., 15, Jr. C.E., 5: Ava, C.E., 12.75; 

field, 2.95, C.E., 8.12; Rockbridge, 15; Sparta, 57.34, C.E., Bridgeport, 6.70, Jr. C.E., 5. Light Bearers, 4; Cairo, 14.60. 

5; Trenton, 17.95, C.E., 2; Virden, 14, C.E., 5.33; White C.E., 67, Jr.C.E., 5; Carbondale, 44.00, C.E., 10: Canni. 

Hall, 9.50. C.E., 3, 397.09 35.42, C.E., 5; Carterville, C.E., 2.50; Centralia. 25.19. C.E., 

Black Hills.— Hot Springs, 2.50, C.E., 2.50; Rapid City, 9, Jr.C.E., 3; Cobden, 8.20; Du Quoin, 22, C.E.. 10, Jr.C.E.. 

7, C.E., 1.75; Sturgis, 0.50, 20.25 10.15: Fairfield, 8.50, C.E., 4; Flora, 9.52; Galum, C.E., 10; 

Bi.o'oiingto.w— Bemeut, 50.25, Sunbeams, 5, C.E., 5; Golconda, 7.50, C.E., 3; Harrisburg. 13.48. C.E.. 5: Kel), 

Bloomington, 1st, 43.85, C.E., 12; 2d, 171.75, Y.P.U., 10, C.E., 1; Wabash Ch., 3, C.E., 2, Always Ready Bd.. 7; Me- 

ChineseBd., 2.50; Champaign, 15.83, C.E., 50.25, Jr.C.E., tropolis, C.E., 3.25; Mt. Carmel, 10. C.E.,5; Mt. Vernon. 

10, Averv Bd., 24; Chenoa, 20.67, C.E., 14; Clarence, 5, C.E., 2.31, C.E., 2; Murphvsboro, 21.31, C.E., 5; Odin, 15; Olnev. 

3.71; Cooksville. 10; Clinton, 85.28, C.E., 25; Danville, Richmond Ch., 6; Shawneetown, 14; Sumner, 5.50, C.E.. 

102.01, C.E., 18, Jr.C.E., 10; El Paso, 14.11, C.E., 5; Fair- 4.80; Tamaroa, 16.15, C.E.. 9.60, 530.03 

burv, 23.82, C.E., 15. Jr.C.E., 2; Gibson City, 40; Homer, Cedar Rapiijs.— Anamosa. Misses Levinson, 3, C.E.. 60 

2; Gilman, C.E.. 11.50; Heyworth, 15, C.E., 20; Hoopeston, cts.; Atkins, 4.50; Blairstown, 21.57, C.E.. 2.50; Cedar 

4.14, C.E., 25, Jr. C.E., 3; Lexington, 53.13, C.E., 10.30; Rapids, 1st, 153.75, C.E., 12.50; 2d, 15; 3d, C.E., 80 cts.: 

Mansfield, 21, C.E.. 3; Mitonk, 15.01, Little Lights, 2, C.E., Central Pk. Ch., 27.95; Center Junction, C.E., 4. Merry 

30; Monticello, 26.15; Normal, 23, C.E., 10, Three G's Cir- Workers, 50 cts.; Clarence, 25, C.E., 5; Clinton. 159. C.E.. 

cle, 4; Onarga. 80.75, C.E., 34; Piper City, 128.70, C.E., 7; Garrison, 7.50; Lyons, 5. C.E., 2; Martelle. A. B. Soc. 5: 

95.88, Jr. C.E., 9.74; Paxton, 38.01; Philo, 19.70, Jr.C.E., 3; Marion, 50, C.E., 20; Mechanicsville, 13.50; Monticello, 36.79. 

Prairie View, 9; Pontiac, 31, C.E., 30; Rankin, 17.23. Jr. C.E., 1.25, Jr.C.E., 50 cts.; Mt. Vernon, 40, C.E., 5.50. 

C.E., 1.25: Bossvilte, 5.20, C.E., 1.30; Tolono, 10.90, Jr. Gleaners, 5; Onslow, 5, C.E., 1.25; Paralta, C.E., 1.70: 

C.E., 6; Towanda, 19.30. C.E., 1.80; Urbana, 12, C.E., 7.30; Scotch Grove, 3.50, Sunbeam Bd., 2; Springville. 6.30. C.E.. 

Wateeka, C.E.. 10; Wenona, 11.50, C.E., 15, Jr. C.E., 1; 2; Vinton, 88.62, C.E., 5; Wyoming, 31.52, C.E.. 13. 794.60 

Wellington, 20, C.E., 6, Jr. C.E., 1.25; Selma, 2; Pbyl. Off., Chicago.— Austin, 35.86, C.E.. 16; Arlington Heights, Bd.. 

18. (Pbvl. Ex.. 10). 1,715.67 12; Avondale. C.E., 13.74; Buckingham. 2; Cabery. 15, Jr. 

Boise.— Boise, 7.85; Caldwell, 2.33, C.E., 3. Jr. C.E., 2.50; C.E., 2.50; Chicago Heights, 18.50, C.E., 1, Jr. C.E., 50 Cts.; 

New Plymouth, 75 Ct8.; Nampa, Jr.C.E., 40 cts.; Pbyl. Off.. Coal City, 17.85; Chicago, Dr. Marshall's mite box, 11.39: 

2, 18.23 Belden Ave. Ch.. 8. Y.L.Bd.. 5; Ch. of the Covenant. S3: 

Boulder.— Berthoud, 15.40; Boulder, 58.05, Jr. C.E., 2: Bethlehem Chapel, 6; Campbell Pk. Ch., 12.44, Whatsoever 

Brush. 4.25. C.E.,-1.50; Cheyenne, 39.81, C.E., 10, Bd.. 10; Club, 2, C.E.,40; Follerton Ave. Ch., 55.95. C.E.,32: Brook- 

Ft. Collins. 17.50, C.E., 50; Ft. Morgan, 25.60, C.E., 15, Jr. line Pk., 3; 1st, 42.50 ; 2d, 804. Little Helpers. 10: Crerar 

C.E.. 1; Greelev, 10; Laramie, 10; La Salle, 15; Longmont, Chapel, 50 cts., C.E., 3.00; 3d, 120. Jr. C.E.. 30; Erie Chapel. 

7.50; Orchard, 3.50; Timnath, 5.58, 308.2!) C.E., 25; 4th. 593.05; 6th. 76; 10th, C.E., 5.50; 41st St. Ch., 

Box Butte.— Bodarc, 2.87: Crow Butte, 40 cts.; Gordon, 17.25; 60th St. Ch., 12; Emerald Ave. Ch.. 25; Englewood. 

2.40, Jr. C.E.. 2; Marsland, King's Daughters, 25cts.; Rush- 1st, 7, C.E., 05.05; Hyde Pk., 104.05, Busy Bees, 6.25, Y.P.S.. 



1900.] 



TREASURERS' REPORTS. 



35; Jefferson Pk. Ch., 25; McCormick Sem. Soc, 2.70; Nor- 
mal Pk., 6.50; Olivet Mem'] Ch., C.E., 5; Ridgeway Ave. 
Ch., 1.20: Scoteh-Westm'r Ch., C.E., 19.52; E. Wheatland, 
Dupage Ch., 18.35; Evanston, 141, C.E., 12.50; South Ch., 
10 50, C.E.. 35; Highland Pk., S0.34: Hinsdale, C.E.,2.50; 
Joliet. Central Ch., 53.T5; 1 st, 17; Kankakee, 19.11; Lake 
Forest, 105. Y.P.S.. 107. Ferry Hall, 24; Oak Pk., Miss Nor- 
ris, 1, Miss Hood. I. Miss Hedrick. 5: River Forest, 20.7S; 
Thornton, Homewood Ch., 3: Waukegan, 3.25; Anon., 11.75; 
Mrs. Wells' mite box. 2.04: Bal. of Mrs. Green's bequest, 5; 
Jr Endeavorer. 1 ct.. Roselaud, Jr. C.E., 50 cts.; Miss Helm, 
sale of The Story of Old, 7', 3,182.88 

Chippewa —Ashland. 16.45, C.E., 30; Bayfield, 2.50; Chip- 
pewa Falls. 3; Eau Claire, 11.12; Hudson, 37.87, Willing 
Workers, 5: Phillips. 1.25; Rice Lake, 1.92; W. Superior, 
5.65; Hammond Ave., C.E., 7.65, 112.41 

Corning.— Afton, 4; Bedford, 27.24; Clarinda, 85; Cor- 
ning, 22. C.E. Jr., 5.50; Creston, 6; Emerson, 9.50, C.E., 
3.70, Jr. C.E . 1; Essex, 16.65, C.E., 22.50, Jr. C.E., 4; Lenox, 
8, C.E., 2; Malvern, 33, C.E., 10; Mt, Ayr, 2.50; Red Oak, 
37.25; Shenandoah, 45.68; Sidney, 6.07; Villisca, C.E., 25, 
Yorktown, 4. 380.59 

Council Bu rrs.— Audubon, C.E., 13.15; Council Bluffs, 
1st, C.E., 4.75: Guthrie Center, C.E., 10; Logan, C.E., 2.50; 
Missouri Yallev. C.E., 20: Woodbine, C.E., 13.20, 63.00 

Crawfordsville.— Attica, 32.35, C.E., 5.31 ; Beulah, 10.10; 
Clinton. 8.20; Covington, 5; Crawfordsville, 12, Y.L.S., 7, 
C.E., 15; Center ClC 90, Y.L.S., 25, C.E., 10; Lexington 
North, 9.25. C.E., 5.50; Dana, 10.25; Darlington, 1.50, C.E., 
1; Davton. Mrs. Cronse, 10, Millie Sims, 10; Delphi, 49.50; 
Frankfort. 35.70. C.E., 2.45; Judson, 3.50; Ladoga, 1, C.E., 
5.50, Jr.C.E., 50 cts.: Lafayette, 1st, 29.50 ; 2d, 32.50, C.E., 
35; Spring Grove. 9.90, C.E. ,7; Sugar Creek, 5.37; Lebanon, 
21; Union Ch.. 7; Bethany Ch., 7: Newtown, 14.50, C.E. , 
2.50, Buds of Promise. 10; Oxford, 7; Rock Creek, 4.75; 
Rockfield, 8.33; Rockville, 43.60. C.E.. 5; Romnev,28; Eoss- 
ville, 4.85, C.E.. 1.15: Bethel Ch., C.E., 3.50; Thorntown, 
17.50; Waveland, 18.75, C.E., 5, Mrs. S. J. Milligan,10; Wil- 
Hamsport. 20.15, 730.46 

Denver.— Brighton. 6; Denver, Central Ch., 189.32, C.E., 
10; 1st Ave. Ch.. 67.59. C.E., 12.50, Ellen Light Mem'l, 25; 
Highland Pk. Ch.. 18.55, C.E., 10; Hyde Pk. Ch., 15; North 
Ch., 24.70; S. Broadway Ch., 8, C.E., 2.50; 23d Ave. Ch., 90, 
C.E., 6.25. Midwav Bd., 12.50, Silver Cross Bd., 15; Westm'r 
Ch., 22.50; Ft. Logan. Littleton Ch., 7; Georgetown, 9.58; 
Golden. 3.19. C.E.. 10; Idaho Springs, 9.65; Wray, 7.50; 
York, 2.33. C.E.. 5, 589.66 

Detroit.— Ann Arbor, 140, Y.W.S., 18, C.E., 30.07; Bir- 
mingham. 5.15: Brighton, 6.50; Detroit, 1st, 180.60, Richard- 
son Soc. 175. C.E. .80.75: Bethanv Ch., 4; Calvary Ch., 20; 
Central Ch.. 15, C.E.. 24.25; Ch. of the Covenant, 10, C.E., 
4.85; Forest Ave. Ch., 47.66, Westm'r League, 40.74; Fort 
St. Ch., 630.25, Westm'r League, 18.75; Immanuel Ch., 32.54, 
C.E., 2, Gailev Brown Bd.. 5.29; Jefferson Ave. Ch., 100, C. 
E., 20; Mem'l Ch.. 53.31, Y.L.S., 5, C.E., 8.50; Scovel Mem'l 
Ch.. 7, C.E.j 6.50; Second Ave. Ch., 20, C.E., 5.85; Trum- 
bull Ave. Ch.. 10: Westm'r Ch., 25, C.E., 20; Holly, 19.55; 
Howell. 25. C.E.. 30.20; Milan. 1.94; Milford, 127.84, Y.L.S.. 
53, Jr. C.E., 75 cts., Little Gleaners, 7.24; Northville, 18.15; 
Pontiac,24. C.E.,S.81, Y.W.S., 48.50, S. D. Circle, 42.95; Sa- 
line, C.E., 9.70; South Lvon, 43. Bd., 3.88; Unadilla, 8.29; 
White Lake. 10; Wvandot'te, Sand Hill Ch., 3.78; Ypsilanti, 
178.60, Y.P.M.. 75. Miss Silver Circle, 52.50, 2,565.54 

Des Moines.— Adel. 23, C.E.,- 1: Albia. 40. C.E., 7.50, Jr. 
C.E., 4; Allerton, 4.85; Centerville, 36; Chariton, 18.75, 
Chain Circle, 2. C.E. Jr., 3, English Soc, 3; Dallas Center, 
18.15, C.E., 1.70; Des Moines, Central Ch., 155, C.E., 42.50, 
C.E.. Section B.. 30; East Ch., 44.01, C.E., 6.05; Highland 
Pk. Ch., 12.50: 6th. 15.59, C.E., 5; Westm'r Ch., 13.25, C.E., 
14; Dexter, 23.75. C.E. , 5; Garden Grove, 17.72, C.E. , 1.50; 
Humeston. 2.70; Indianola, 35.90, C.E.. 10, Inter. C.E., 1.25, 
Jr.C.E., 1.25; Jay, 7; Knoxville, 21.S0. C.E., 10, Jr.C.E., 
14.70; Leon, 17. Jr.C.E., 2; Lincoln, 4; Milo, 8.30, Jr.C.E., 
2; Newton, 10.54, C.E., 3; New Sharon, 5; Osceola, 4.85; 
Oskaloosa. 40.25, C.E., 10; Panora, 13.70, C.E., 9.70; Perrv, 
15.50, Jr.C.E.. 1.20; Plymouth, 6; Russell, 15, C.E., 15, Jr. 
C.E., 3: Winterset. 56.89, C.E.. 8.20, 910.55 

Dubuque.— Cascade, 1.94, H. W. Gissel, 9.70; Coggin, 5, 
C.E., 5.68; Dubuque, 1st, 4.75; 2d, 32, C.E., 10.87; MCHope 
Ch., 2.50; Unitv Ch., 3.65; Hazleton, 3, C.E., 4.06, Jr.C.E., 
1.94; Lansing, 15.10. C.E., 9.70; Hopkinton, 29.23, C.E., 8.91, 
Jr. C.E., 4S cts.; Independence, 59.13, C.E., 20, Jr. C.E., 3; 
Jesup. 5.14, C.E. , 1.16: Manchester, 3.85. C.E., 4.85; May- 
Hard, C.E.. 1.94; Oelwein. 3, C.E., 2.90: Rowley, Cono Cen- 
ter Ch.. 1.20: Sumner, C.E., 97 cts.; Volga, 1.20, C.E., 1.45; 
Winthrop. Pine Creek Ch., 12.80, 271.10 

Dulutu.— Brainerd, 2; Duluth,lst, 51.67; Glen Avon, 26.21 ; 
Westm'r Ch., 5: Lakeview, 4.6S; Two Harbors, 4.55, 94.11 

Fargo.— Casselton. 7; Edgeley. Dorcas Aid Soc, 10; Far- 
go, 21.25, C.E., 16.50; Hillsboro, 18; La Moure, 5, C.E.,2.50; 
Sanborn, 4.50, 84.75 

Flint.— Akron. C.E., 3.50. Jr. C.E., 50 cts.; Caro, 35, C. 
E., 25.50. Jr. C.E., 2.50. S.S., 21, Babv Bd., 5; Cass City, 2.50, 
C.E. ,5; Croswell. 1.50; Fenton, 11.50, C.E. ,1.75; Flint, 39.95, 
C.E., 1.50; Flushing. 4. C.E., 3: Lapeer, 51.74, C.E., 10; 
Marlette, 1st. 11. C.E., 5, Jr.C.E., 2.50; 2d, 5.45, Jr.C.E., 



I. 44; Morrice, 5; Port Huron, 2; Westm'r Ch., 2.50; Yassar, 
13.88, 274.21 

Fort Dodge.— Algona, 5: Armstrong, C.E., 2.45; Boone, 
40.42, C.E., 16.71, Jr. C.E., 66 cts. ; Carroll, 10; Churdau, 2.43, 
C.E., 3.40; Dana, 7.50; Estherville, 15; Fonda, 5, C.E. , 3, Jr. 
C.E., 1; Ft. Dodge, 122.70, C.E., 24.25; Germania, 2; Glid- 
den, 44.56, C.E., 10; Grand Junction, C.E., 4.85; Jefferson, 
26, C.E.. 10; Lake City, 17.50; Lohrville, 5, C.E., 5.34; Pom- 
eroy, 12; Rockwell City, 5, 401.77 

Fort Wayne.— Albion, 5.50, Girls' Bd., 5.50; Bluffton, 
12.55, Whatsoever Bd., 1.25, C.E., 1; Elhanan, 14.05; Elk- 
hart, 37.44; Ft. Wayne, 1st, 153.69, C.E., 25; Westm'r Ch., 
19, Bd., 15; 3d, 22.55, C.E. ,20.20; Bethany Ch., 5.80; Goshen, 

41.74, Y.L.C., 158.05; Huntington, 45.50, C.E., 12; Kendall- 
ville, 21.70, C.E., 5; La Grange, 25; Ligonier, 1.55; Lima, 
55, C.E., 13.71; Ossian, 9, C.E., 6.50; Decatur, 3.05: Pierce- 
ton, 6, C.E., 1, C.E. Jr., 50 cts.; Warsaw, 28.05; Waterloo, 
3.80, Mrs. A. T. Smith, 5, A Friend, 50, 830.68 

Freeport. — Argyie, Willow Creek Ch., C.E., 4.39; Belvi- 
dere, 13.34, C.E., 5; Elizabeth, 5; Freeport, 1st, 68.85, C.E.. 
5; 3d, L. Aid Soc, 5; South Ch.. 7: Hanover, 30; Hebron, 
Linn and Hebron Ch., 15, C.E., 5; Marengo, C.E., 100; Polo, 

II. 67; Rockford, 1st, 62cts.; Westm'r Ch., 15.25, C.E,, 16 613, 
Jr. C.E. .1; Winnebago, C.E. , 9.57; Woodstock, 5.25, 323.00 

Great Falls.— Great Falls, C.E., 15.95 
Grand Rapids. — Grand Haven, 30; Ionia, C.E. , 3.58, 33.5S 
Gunnison.— Aspen, 3.30; Delta, 3; Gunnison, 5, C.E., 10, 

Jr.C.E., 5; Grand Junction, 3.75, C.E. , 6.20, Jr.C.E., 2.50; 

Leadville, 6.90, C.E., 5; Ouray, 4; Ridgway, 1; Salida, 2.50, 

58.15 

Hastings.— Aurora, C.E., 6; Beaver City, 2.80, C.E., 5: 
Edgar, 2.60; Hansen, 80 cts., C.E., 3; Hastings, 7.65; Hold- 
rege, 4.80; Nelson. 6, C.E., 7.65, 46.30 

Helena.— Bozeman, 30.50, C.E., 10, Jr. C.E., 8; Helena, 

11.75, C.E., 6, Jr. C.E., 10; Miles City, 5, C.E., 5, 86.25 
Indianapolis. — Bloomington, 9; Brazil, 20.50, C.E., 5, 

Busy Bees, 1.50; Columbus, 16.01, C.E., 6.25; Franklin, 
47.50, C.E., 15, Jr. C.E., 30; Greenwood, 25; Greenfield, 19; 
Hopewell Ch., 42.18, Jr.C.E., 4.50; Greencastle, 16.41; In- 
dianapolis, 1st, 233.08, C.E., 38.35; 2d, 100, Y.W.S., 56, 
King's Daughters. 25, Mr. Wm. S. Hubbard, 231.25; 4th. 17; 
6th, 11.47; 7th, 129, C.E., 100; W. Washington St. Ch.. 7, 
C.E. ,3; Tabernacle Ch., 331.72, Mary Fulton Soc, 11.15, 
Coral Builders, 3.89, Infant CI., 30, Jr.C.E., 1.25; Mem'l 
Ch., 27.95, C.E., 4.50; Olive St. Ch., 3.00; 12th, C.E., 3; N. 
Indianapolis, Home Ch., 4; Spencer, 5; C.E., 3; Southport, 
18.70; Whiteland, 7.70, 1,005.10 

Iowa.— Bloomfield, 7, C.E., 3.02; Burlington, 42.13, 
King's Children, 9; Fairfield, 101.30, Gleaners, 5, C.E., 20; 
Ft. Madison, 44.40; Keokuk. Westm'r Ch., 57.42, C.E., 
18.83; Kossuth, 15; Libertyville, 4.04; Martinsburg, C.E., 
1.50; Mediapolis, 10, C.E., 9.20; Morning Sun, 10; Mt. 
Pleasant, 25.09, C.E., 5; New London, 1.80; Troy, 4; West 
Point, 2; Winfield, C.E., 11, 413.33 

Iowa City.— Brooklyn, 14; Columbus Junction, 6, C.E., 
5, Jr. C.E.,3; Crawfordsville, 2; Davenport 1st, C.E., 5, Jr. 
C.E., 3; 2d, 12; Deep River, 4.05; Iowa Citv, 18.50, Y.L.C., 
2.35, King's Messengers, 1.50; Scott Ch., 8.17; Unity Ch., 0, 
C.E.,3; Malcom, C.E., 5, Jr.C.E., 3: Marengo, 1.80; Mon- 
tezuma, 21.10; Muscatine, 54, C.E. , 10; Tipton, 11.50, C.E., 
5; Red Oak Grove Ch., 4.50; Washington, 50.45, Jr. C.E., 3, 
S.S., 5; What Cheer, 1; W. Branch, 11.50; W. Liberty, 1.52, 
C.E.,2.50; Williamsburg, 12, C.E., 5, Jr.C.E., 3; Wilton, 
19, 323.44 

Keajiney.— Broken Bow, 10; Central City, 10, Jr. C.E., 
50 cts.; Kearnev, 2, C.E., 50 cts. ; Lexington, 1.25; N.Platte. 
1; Shelton, 2; Wood River, 2.28, 29.53 

Kalamazoo. — Benton Harbor, 5; Buchanan, .3.25; Burr 
Oak, 1; Decatur, 1.12, C.E., 5.50; Edwardsburg, 3.15, C.E., 
2.45; Kalamazoo, 1st, 51.25; North Ch., 6: Martin, 2.87; 
Niles, 6.50; Paw Paw, 6.61, Jr. C.E., 73 cts.; Plainwell, C.E., 
5; Richland, 7.15, C.E., 2.40; Sturgis, 2.65, C.E., 6; School- 
craft, 1.10; Three Rivers, 13.70, 138.43 

Kendall. — Malad City, 2.00 

La Crosse. — Decora Prairie, C.E., 2; Galesville, 6.50, 
C.E., 5; La Crosse, 33.38, C.E., 8.84, Jr. C.E. 10; W. Salem, 
10, C.E., 5, 80.72 

Lake Superior.— Calumet, 10; Escanaba, S: Ford River. 
4; Gladstone, 12.50; Ishpeming, 31, C.E., 5; Marquette, 23, 
C.E. ,20, Lake Superior Bd., 15, S.S. Bd., 20; Menominee, 
15, Bethany, S.S., 3; Negaunee, 20; St. Ignace, 5; Saulteste 
Marie, 10; Iron Mt., 15.75, 217.25 

Lansing.— Albion, 37, C.E, 13; Battle Creek, 43; Brook- 
lyn, 15.50, E. Pattou, 2.50; Concord, 2.59, C.E. , 2.02, Jr.C.E., 
50 cts.; Dimondale, 1.57; Hillsdale, 50 cts.; Hastings, 7, 
C.E., 3.50; Homer, 6.70, C.E., 7, Jr. C.E.. 2.50; Jackson, 
18.44; Lansing, 1st, 29.15, C.E.. 15.50; Mason, 27, C.E., 10. 
Jr.C.E., 5, S7S., 14: Marshall, 25, C.E., 5.20; Parma, 3: 
Lansing, Franklin St. Ch., 18, C.E., 7.25; Tekonsha, C.E., 
2, 324.42 

Log ansport.— Bethlehem, 6; Brookston, 50 cts.: Con- 
cord, 1.80; Crown Point, 15; Goodland, 3; Hammond, 4.50; 
Kentland, 5, C.E., 3.72: Lake Prairie, 5; La Porte, 17.82; 
Logansport, Broadway Ch., 31.50, Mrs, C, 8.75, C.E., 3; 1st. 
44, C.E., 6.50. Y.L.C., 5, Gleaners, 2; Meadow Lake, 4: 
Michigan Citv, 5; Mishawaka, 12, C.E., 12.95; Monon, 2.14 



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Monticello, 6.50; Pisgah, 4.50; Plymouth, 7; Remington, 
3.-61; Rensselaer, 3; Rochester, 3.95; South Bend, 1st, 30, 
C.E., GO; Westm'r. Ch., 2; Uuiou, 26.74; Valparaiso, 31.52; 
Winnemac, C.E., 4, 382.00 

Madison.— Baraboo, 1st, 11; Beloit, 2; Cambria, C.E., 4; 
Janesville, 21, C.E., 4, Jr.C.E., 5; Kilbourn, 13, C.E., 15; 
Lodi, 18; Madison, 11.31; Portage, 15; Poynette, 23.22; 
Prairie du Sac, 4; Richland Center, 4.54, Bd., 1.45; Rocky 
Run, Miss Curtis, 1; Reedsburg, 10, 166.52 

Mankato.— Amboy, 3, C.E7, 3.39; Amiret, 10, C.E., 90 
cts.; Beaver Creek, 1 ; Blue Earth City, 20, C.E., 6; Pilot 
Grove Ch., 8; Delhi, 10; Green Valley. C.E., 1.35; Jackson, 
9.05, C.E., 5.95; Kasota, 7, C.E., 1.25, Jr. C.E., 1.50; Lake- 
field, 6.10; Lake Crystal, 4.25, C.E., 5; Le Sueur, 21.54, C.E., 
5; Luverne, 7.20, C.E., 3.96; Mankato, 51.56, C.E., 25; Mar- 
shall, 20.04, C.E., 2.50, S.S., 96 cts.; Pipestone, 5, C.E., 5, 
Jr.C.E., 1.50; Redwood Falls, 21, C.E., 10.50; Rushmore, 
5.30, C.E., 5; St. Peter, 23.15, C.E., 10; Slayton, 5.25, C.E., 
12.50, Jr.C.E., 3; Tracy, 12.75, C.E., 3; Wells, 6, C.E., 21; 
Windom, C.E., 5; Winnebago City, 27.74, C.E., 5.23; 
Worthington, 53.75, Gift, 25, C.E., 4.52, 512.69 

Mattoon. — Pana, 58.25 

Milwaukee.— Beaver Dam, Assembly Ch., 2.75, C.E., 5, 
Jr. C.E., 2; Horicon, C.E., 7; Manitowoc, C.E., 6.63; Mil- 
waukee, Bethany Ch., C.E., 7.38; Calvary Ch., Jr.C.E., 
1.75; Perseverance Ch., Jr. C.E., 3; Somers, 1.75, C.E., 
10.74; Waukesha, C.E., 5, 53.00 

Minneapolis.— Maple Plain, 3.60, Willing Workers, 50 
cts.; Minneapolis, Andrew Ch., 5, Y.W.S., 25; Bethany Ch., 
5.12, C.E., 3; Bethlehem Ch., 58.71, Jr.C.E., 5; 5th, C.E., 
5.75; 1st, 23.17, V.W.S., 18.50, Willing Workers, 7; Frank- 
lin Ave. Ch., 6; Grace Ch., C.E., 2: Highland Park Ch., 
25.16. King's Messengers, 5, Sunshine Bd., 2.05; House of 
Faith, 10; Oliver Ch., 5.40, C.E., 2.90; Shiloh Ch., 3; Stew- 
art Mem'l Ch., 26.51, Mary Bradford Soc., 11.45, C.E., 3.46; 
Waverlv Ch., 40 cts.; Westm'r. Ch., 865.16, Y.W.S., 120.13, 
Gleaners, 27, C.E., 35, Jr. C.E., 1.55, Inter. C.E., 6, King's 
Daughters, 2.50. Fairview Chapel, C.E., 4.90; Hope Chapel, 



13; Riverside, Y.W.S., 25; Chinese CI., 50 cts.; S.S., 3.25, 

1.367.67 

Minnewaukon.— Bottineau, 10.15, C.E., 8.10, 18.25 

Monroe.— Adrian, 33, C.E., 44, Jr.C.E.. 2.50; Cadmus, 8; 
California, 3; Coldwater, 10, Y.L.S., 6, C.E., 2; Deerfield. 5, 
C.E., 6; Erie, 5; Hillsdale, 17.50; Holloway. 3.60. C.E., 1.25; 
La Salle, 5; Monroe, 17.75, Circle, 11.73; Palmyra, Y.L.S.. 
18.20, C.E.. 10.10; Quincv, 1; Reading, 2.31, C.E., 5, Jr.C. 
E., 75 cts.; Tecumseh, Circle, 10. C.E., 10. 233.69 

Muncie.— Alexandria, 10; Anderson. 22. C.E., 7, Jr. C.E.. 
3.75; Cicero, 6; Converse, 4; Ehvood, 15: Hartford City, 
18.29; Jonesboro and Gas City, 5; Kokomo. 13.91, C.E., 10; 
Marion, 15, Jr.C.E., 5: Muncie, 65, C.E.. 13.10; Noblesville. 
7; Peru, 57.25; Portland, 15; Tipton, 15; Wabash. 104. C.E.. 
5; Winchester, 4.19; Contingent, 1.52, 422.01 

Nebraska City.— Adams, 12.85, C.E., 9: Auburn, 2.40, 
C.E., 10.06; Beatrice, 1st, 35.20: 2d. 2.40. C.E.. 50 cts.: Ben- 
edict, 70 cts.; Chester, 4.40; Diller, 1.60: Fairburv. 8.30. C. 
E., 5, Willing Workers, 4.25; Fairmount. 4.10: Firth. C.E.. 
6; Gresham, 1.92; Hubbell, 1.30; Humboldt. 13.10; Hebron. 
25; Liberty, 2.80; Lincoln, 1st, 55.65, C.E.. 5.16: 2d. 7.34: 3d. 
3, C.E., 3; Nebraska Citv, 14.50; Palmyra. 13.50: Pawnee 
City, 25; Plattsmouth, 20; Seward, 7; Staplehurst. 3.60: Ta- 
ble Rock, 4.80; Tamora, 2.80; Tecumseh. 33.20: Utica. C.E.. 
3; York, 4, C.E., 35, Jr. C.E., 25, 416.63 

New Albany.— Bedford, 27; Brownstown, 1. C.E.. 1: 
Bethlehem, C.E., 25 cts.; Charlestown, 5.25: Corydon. 16.36. 
Easter Off. Bd., 2.75; Hanover, 34.75, C.E.. 1.30, Light Bear- 
ers, 9.70; Madison, 1st, 25, C.E., 22.50. Y.L.Bd.. 21, Jr.C.E.. 
5; Madison 2d, 11; Mitchell. 9.07. Jr. C.E.. 4.93: Mt. Vernon. 
1; New Albany, 1st, 17.27, Heart's-Ease Bd.. 3.17: 2(1,8.25. 
Mrs. W. C. Nunemacher, 12, S.S., 11; 3d. 31.10. C.E., 11.55: 
New Washington. 8; N. Vernon, 5.95; Owen Creek, 4.50; 
Orlea, 7, C.E., 3; Otisco, 1.80; Pleasant. 4: Paoli, 2. C.E., 
1.62; Seymour, 2.50, Evangel Bd., 25; Salem. 3.90. C.E.. 25 
cts.; Scipio, 8.75; Vernon, 19.78, Anna Fink Bd., 7.43: Ye 
vay, 6.48; Jeffersonville, 32.80, 438.56 

[Remainder of receipts will be acknowledged nest month.] 



Receipts of the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions of the Southwest for the month 

ending April 24, 1900. 



Austin. — Houston, §3.20 

Cimarron. — Anadarko, 2.50; Ardmore, 2.20; Chickasha, 
5; El Reno, 1; Puree)!, 10, Jr. C.E., 17, 37.70 

P^mporia. — Argonia, 3; Belle Plaine, 6; Emporia. 22.20; 
Mulvane, C.E., 2.80; Newton, 23.10, C.E., 17, Jr. C.E., 5; 
Peabody, 8.85, C.E., 8.40; Wichita, 1st, 127.04; West Side, 
23.90; Winlield, 1st, C.E., 12; Mrs. W. E. Mack, 11, 270.29 

Highland. — Blue Rapids, 5.50; Baileyville, 5; Barnes, 
3.63; Effingham, 3.75; Frankfort, 11.25; Hiawatha. 45.50; 
Bolton, 24.30; Horton, 27.75, C.E., 19.50, Jr. C.E., 4; High- 
land, 33.25, C.E., 15, Jr. C.E., 4; Marvsville, 10; Nortonville, 
5.50; Parallel, 3.50, C.E., 4.73; Vermillion, 3.20; Washing- 
ton, 5, 234.36 

Kansas City. — Appleton City, 10.42, Bd., 2.50; Browning- 
ton, 4; Butler, 29.50, C.E., 16.50, Jr. C.E., 1.65; Clinton, 18.50, 
Y.L.S.,7.50: Creighton, 3; Greenwood, 4; Holden,2.15,C.E., 
5; Independence, 32.44; Kansas City, 1st, 67.78, C.E., 10, Jr. 
C.E.. 2.87; 2d, 113.20, C.E., 42.63 ; 3d, 5.20; 5th, 15.95; Lin- 
wood, 5.50; Knobnoster, 1.15, C.E., 2.25; Lowry City, 2, C. 
E.. 50 cts.; Nevada, 10; Osceola, 4.40, Bd., 1.06; Raymore, 
5.74, C.E., 3.02, Jr.C.E., 4.33; Sedalia, Br'dw'y, 15; Central, 
8.29, C.E., 10, Jr. C.E., 1.25; Sharon, 1.45; Tipton. 5.20, C.E., 
1, Jr. C.E., 25 cts.; Vista, 1.45; Warrensburg, 6.63, 485.80 

Larned. — Burrton, 70 cts.; Dodge City, 7.85, C.E., 17.47; 
Halstead, 4.25; Harper, 6; Hutchinson, 50.66, Y.L.M.S., 20, 
C.E., 35; Kingman, 1.79; Larned, 4.50, Bd., 8; Lyons, 10, 
C.E., 4; McPherson, 15.89; Pratt, 75 cts., C.E., 60 cts., Bd., 
1.20; Roxburv, 2.95; Spearville, 4, 195.61 

Neosho.— Bartlett. 2, Bd., 1; Carlyle, 7.88; Chanute, 2.13, 
C.E., 1.50, Jr.C.E., 50 cts.; Cherryvale, 3; Colonv, 4.85; 
Columbus, 5: Fort Scott, 12.50; Girard, 3; Humboldt, 
33.20, Jr. C.E., 50 cts.; Independence, 45; Iola, 52.06, C.E., 
10.50; Monmouth, 4.15: Moran, 2.50, Bd., 1.41 ; Oswego, 12, 
Jr.C.E., 1; Osawotomie, 8.90; Ottawa, 33, C.E., 6; Paola, 
15, C.E., 25; Parsons, 15, Bd., 3.40; Pleasanton, 1.95; Pitts- 
burg, 8.50; Richmond, C.E., 10; Yates Center, 4, 336.43 

North Texas.— Denison, 1st, 1.75, C.E., 6.90, 8.65 

Oklahoma.— Guthrie, 19.72, Jr.C.E., 5; Perry, 6; Ponca, 
1, Jr. C.E., 3, 63.80 

Osborne.— Calvert, 1.50; Colby, 7.38; Hays, 2.50; Hill 
City, 2.60; Kill Creek, C.E., 92 cts.; Oakley, C.E., 2; Phil- 
lipsburg, I; Russell, 5.65; Smith Center, 5.50; Wa Keeney, 
4.35, Jr.C.E., 1.38, 34.78 

Ozark.— Bolivar, 8; Carthage, 1st, 48.73, C.E., 6.50, 
Y.L.S., 10, Bd., 1.20; Westm'r, 49.02, Jr.C.E.. 1.50; 
Eureka Springs, 1.20; Greenfield, 5; Joplin, 16.50. Y.W.M.S., 
7.05, C.E., 3.15; Monett, 15; Mt. Vernon, 1.16; Neosho, 12, 
Bd., 3.25, C.E., 6.50; Ozark Prairie, 8; Lockwood. C.E., 
1.75; Springfield, Calvary, 34, Y.L.S., 4.40: 2d Ch., 21.15; 
Webb Citv, 18; West Plains, 3; White Cak, 29, W. E. Wil- 
son. 5. G. O. Wilson, 5; Pres. Coll., 5.68, 3:30.74 
Palmyra — Brookfield, 8.83. C.E., 5; Center, 1.50; Edina, 
8.65; Hannibal, 31.85; Kirksville, 11.70. C.E., 10.50; Marce- 
line. 2.50; Macon. 4.10, C.E., 1; Noberlv, 0.38, C.E., 1; New 



Cambria, 2.43; New Providence, 4; Louisiana. 1.50, 100.94 
Platte.— Avalon, 5; Breckenridge, 5.80: Cameron, 10; 
Oarrollton, 5; Chillicothe, 3. Jr. C.E., 10; Craig, 5.50; Fair- 
fax, 5; Grant City, 9.66; King City. 3.80; Lathrop, 8.25; 
Maitland, 5; Martinsville, 5; Mnrvville. 50; Mound Citv. 
9.33, S.S., 5, Jr. C.E., 3; New Hampton. 2: Oregon, 7.25. 
C.E., 10, Bd., 8; Parkville. 61.90, Y.L.S.. 10: 1st. C.E.. 1.45. 
Bd., 12.50, Concordia, C.E., 10; Savannah. 10: St. Joseph. 
Hope, 8, Jr. C.E., 1.50; 3d St., 11.05, C.E.. 1.50: Westm'r. 
17.a5; Stanberry, 5.54; Tarkio, 34.30, Bd.. 8; Tina. 4; Tren- 
ton, 5, Jr. C.E., 3.50; Weston, 6, 387.74 
Santa Fe.— Raton, 1st, 5: Santa Fe. 1st. 16.10, 21.10 
Sequoy _ ah. — Tahlequah. 5; Wewoka. 3.50. 8.50 
Solomon.— Abilene, 8.61; Beloit, 19.69. C.E.. 1.85; Belle- 
ville, 4, Bd., 22; Bennington. 3.54; Civde. 2.40: Culver. 1. 80: 
Delphos, 9.55, C.E.,5; Concordia, 17.71 : Ellsworth. 3: Glas- 
co, 1; Lincoln, 2, C.E., 2.75, Jr. C.E.. 2.65: Mankato. C.E.. 
2, Jr. C.E., 1; Minneapolis, 2.80. C. E.. 13.15; Mt. Pleasant. 
2; Poheta, 6.95; Salina, 5.05, C.E., 3.60: Scandia, C.E., 10: 
Solomon, 4.50, C.E.. 3.50; Wilson. 4.25. 166.35 
St. Louis.— Bethel, 20; Ferguson, 5.40. Girls' Bd.. 1.07; 
Ironton, 3.25, C.E., 2.50; 'Kirkwood. 29.10, C.E.. 21.16. Bd.. 
4.64; Nazareth, Swiss, 2.30; De Soto, 5; Webster Groves. 
67, Jr. C.E., 10; St. Louis. Carondelet. S.65. Y.W.M.C.. 7.10: 
Clifton Heights, 4.60, C.E., 6.55; Cote Brilliante. 8. C.E.. 9; 
Covenant, 2; Curby Mem., 12.97, C.E.. 3. Jr. C.E.. 30 cts.; 
1st German, 5; 1st Ch., 100, L.A.S., 113. C.E., 10. Jr.C.E., 6: 
Forest P. Univ., Y.L.S., 13.43; Lafavette Park. 6;. 40. Y.L.S.. 
50; Mem. Tabernacle, C.E., 2; McCausland Ave.. Jr. C.E.. 

I. 50; North, 25; Oak Hill. 2.50, Bd.. 1: 2d Ch.. 308.68. C.E.. 
10, Bd., 59.21; Tyler Place, 8; Wash, and Comp. Aves.. 
423.84; West Ch., 100, 1.540.90 

Topeka.— Argentine, 8; Auburn. 1.50: Baldwin, 2.50: 
Blackjack, Bd., 1.25; Clay Centre, 20.7s. I .E.. 15. Jr.C.E . 
6.25; Junction City, 15, C.E., 37.50: Kansas City. 1st, C.E.. 
15; Central, 7.50, Grandview, 12.21. Westm'r Highlands. C.E., 

II. 90; Lawrence, 16.25; Leavenworth. C.E., 24.50. Jr.C.E.. 1: 
Manhattan-Sevmour, 5; Mulberry Creek. 5.25; Oakland. 0. 
E , 5; Olathe* 5; Oskaloosa, 6.22: Rilev, 11.46. C.E.. 15: 
Spring Hill. 3.45; Stanley, 1.31 : Topeka. 1st. 172.29. C.E.. 
18 64, Jr. C.E., 1; 2d Ch.. Bd , 1; 3d Ch.. 3.72. C.E., 1.30; 
Westm'r, 9.45, C.E.,2.69, Gleaners Bd.. 1.25: Vinland, 1.65; 
Wamego, 5.58, 478.40 

Trinity.— Dallas, 2d, 19.50 
Miscellaneous.— India Famine Relief. Mary Holmes 
Scm. Ch., West Point, Miss., 13.35: Kirkwood. Mo.. Y.W. 
S., 10; St. Louis, Wash, and Comp. Aves., W.M.S.. 42; In- 
terest, 2.90, 70.25 

Total for mouth, 
Total for year, 



April 24, 1900. 



.■54.793.10 
12.170.63 

Mrs. Wm. Bukg, Treat., 
1756 Missouri Ave., St. Louis. Mo. 



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